Rolex - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023 Geneva Friday, September 8, 2023 | Phillips

    • Manufacturer: Rolex
      Year: 2020
      Reference No: 116508
      Case No: J9857413
      Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
      Material: 18K yellow gold
      Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
      Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 205mm
      Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
      Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
      Signed: Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed
      Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee dated 08th May 2020, hang tags, instruction manual, product literature, green card holder, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    • Catalogue Essay

      -Launched in 2016 at Baselworld, the Rolex Daytona reference 116508 was the very first Daytona model in yellow gold to feature the firm’s signature emerald, green coloured dial. Almost instantly sold out at retailers, the striking "vert foncé" colour of the dial renders the timepiece instantly recognisable just with one glance.

      -This sporty and extremely flamboyant model is close to impossible to acquire from the boutiques, with an ever-long waiting list it has become arguably the most sought-after Daytona in the market today.

      -From 2020, the present example is in excellent condition and is complete with its full set of accessories.

    • 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. 116508
A rare, well-preserved and attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with green dial, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed

Full Cataloguing

CHF40,000 - 80,000 

Sold for CHF69,850

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023

8 - 15 September 2023