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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 116518LN
    Case No: 25'6G1'019
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee, product literature, wallet, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Cased in yellow gold, this reference 116518LN displays black accents and a ceramic bezel, giving the watch a very striking appearance. The model is most notably fitted with Rolex's in-house movement, the caliber 4130, which was an upgrade from the previous Zenith-based chronograph movement. It furthermore features a sporty Oysterflex rubber strap, which was both developed and patented by Rolex. While still in production, it is incredibly difficult to obtain this model at the Rolex boutique.

    Offered without reserve, it is complete with its Rolex guarantee, hang tag, wallet, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging. It is furthermore preserved in excellent and unpolished condition.

  • Artist Biography

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 116518LN
A rare and attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with guarantee, hang tag and presentation box

Circa 2017
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
CHF10,000 - 15,000 
€9,300-13,900
$10,900-16,300

Sold for CHF30,240

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

 

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

[email protected]

RETROSPECTIVE: 2000 - 2020

Geneva Auction 8 November 2020