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

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2005
    Reference No: 116509
    Movement No: C'0159'864
    Case No: D'162'845
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 175mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee stamped Emperor Watch & Jewellery Hong Kong dated October 03rd, 2005, International Service Guarantee, green leather portfolio, hang tag, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay


    The present Rolex reference 116509 with stunning Sodalite dial is a true statement of how Rolex has and always is at the forefront when it comes to experiment with new case materials and natural hardstones for dials. Furthermore, at the beginning of the year 2000, Rolex produced and released the all new in-house self winding chronograph cal. 4130.

    The combination of white gold case and Sodalite hardstone dial renders the timepiece extremely sporty with a splash of refined elegance. The dial further showcases an interesting Arabic 5-minute configuration for enhanced practicality and readability.

    In outstanding and excellent condition, and complete with its full set of accessories the present timepiece is sure to attract the attention of the sporty collector that loves a definite touch of elegance and sophistication.

  • 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
An attractive and elegant white gold chronograph wristwatch with blue sodalite dial, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

CHF40,000 - 80,000 

Sold for CHF75,600

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022