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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2019
    Reference No: 116508
    Model Name: "John Mayer" Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18ct Yellow Gold
    Calibre: Automatic Chronograph Calibre 4130
    Bracelet/Strap: 18ct Yellow Gold Oyster Bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: 18 t Yellow Gold Folding Oyster Clasp
    Accessories: Original Rolex Box, Warranty Card, Wallet & Booklet

  • 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
Probably the most striking of Rolex's non gem-set Daytonas, the 116508 Green Dial in 18ct yellow gold, has been one of the most sought after Cosmographs of the last 10 years and was pushed nearly stratospheric when John Mayer tipped it as a future icon. This example, sourced from one of our VIP private clients, is in pristine, as new condition and the feeling of opening the box for the first time is as impressive as it would have been in 2019. Complete with the full component of original Rolex box, warranty card, wallet and tags.