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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1997
    Reference No: 16519
    Movement No: 148'727
    Case No: U563'123
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K white gold and sodalite
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4030, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex Guarantee dated October 1, 1998, hang tag, green leather card holder, calendar card for the years 1998-1999, Rolex polishing cloth, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging.
    Provenance: Property of a Private Collection

  • Provenance

    Property of a Private Collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Introduced in the late 90s, reference 16519 is the white gold counterpart to the first automatic Rolex Daytona launched in 1988, the stainless steel reference 16520.

    - 3mm larger that the manual models, this reference is powered by a derivative of Zenith's El Primero.

    - The present watch is fitted with a gorgeous, blue sodalite dial with diamond-set hour markers.

    - In excellent condition the watch is accompanied by Rolex Guarantee dated October 1, 1998, hang tag, green leather card holder, calendar card for the years 1998-1999, Rolex polishing cloth, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • 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. 16519
A highly rare and attractive white gold chronograph wristwatch with sodalite dial, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 1997
39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 40,000 
€20,800-41,600
$20,800-41,600

Sold for CHF56,700

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Alexandre Ghotbi

Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

+41 22 317 81 81

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Phillips Watches Online: The Geneva Sessions, Fall 2022

Online Auction 12 - 16 September 2022