Rolex - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI Geneva Saturday, November 5, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2020
    Reference No: 116509
    Case No: 6074X055
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 215mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee dated February 14th, 2020, green wallet, instruction manual, catalog, pouch, hang tag, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Still in production to this day, the present Rolex Daytona reference 116509, cased in white gold, is an elegant and refined variant of the well-known sporty Rolex Daytona reference 116500. Extremely requested and virtually un-attainable the present timepiece, like its stainless steel brother, has an ever-growing cult status and is today one of the hardest models to acquire from the retailers with extremely long waiting lists.

    Cased at 40mm diameter, with a white gold bezel and engraved tachymeter scale the timepiece carries presence and sits extremely comfortably on the wrist. Showcasing a stunning grey dial with three sub registers, the dial displays black 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 6 o’clock, and a 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock. Extremely legible, the grey dial and white gold case make the three black subdials strikingly visible, further giving the timepiece a sporty yet elegant attire.

    Inside, the timepiece is made alive thanks to the in-house calibre 4130, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement specifically designed by Rolex for their Daytona models and boasting a 72-hour power reserve.

    The present example of Rolex Daytona reference 116509, with its attractive grey dial is offered in barely worn condition and is accompanied by guarantee, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Artist Biography


    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. 116509
A rare, sporty and attractive white gold chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF25,000 - 50,000 

Sold for CHF47,880

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022