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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1998
    Reference No: 16518
    Case No: U822470
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4030, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee and service papers.
    Provenance: Property of a Private Collection

  • Provenance

    Property of a Private Collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    -Since its introduction in 1963, Rolex’s Cosmograph Daytona has continuously evolved, and today it is amongst the most sought after models for its masculine appeal, classic aesthetics, and exceptional timekeeping.

    -This attractive yellow gold Zenith Daytona is fitted with a black dial and is preserved in excellent condition. Reference 16518 is the yellow gold counterpart to stainless steel reference 16520 and was offered with a leather or crocodile bracelet.

    -The watch is furthermore preserved in very attractive condition and is accompanied by its original guarantee and service papers.

  • 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. 16518
An attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with guarantee and service papers

Circa 1998
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
CHF15,000 - 30,000 
€15,600-31,200
$15,600-31,200

Sold for CHF27,720

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi

Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

+41 22 317 81 81

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Head of Sale, Geneva

+41 22 317 96 63

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Phillips Watches Online: The Geneva Sessions, Fall 2022

Online Auction 12 - 16 September 2022