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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2021
    Reference No: 116518LN
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18ct Yellow Gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber "Oysterflex"
    Clasp/Buckle: 18ct yellow gold Rolex Easy-Link Clasp
    Accessories: Accompanied by Original Rolex inner and outer box, International Guarantee, Instruction Manuals, Wallet and Tag

  • 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. 116518LN
Cased in yellow gold, with contrasting black sub registers and bezel, the Rolex reference 116518LN is both striking and reminiscent of the famous Gold Leaf Lotus Formula One cars driven by icons of the sport, such as Ayrton Senna. The Daytona, itself adored by lovers of motorsport has become symbolic of the relationship between horology and the glamorous world of high octane racing. Found complete with full accessories, the present watch is practically unworn and with the comfort of an Oysterflex band, the perfect fit for both race suit and Tuxedo.


Price £38,500