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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2010
    Reference No: 116520
    Case No: V93****
    Model Name: Daytona "APH Dial"
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Calibre: 4130
    Bracelet/Strap: Rolex Steel Bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: Rolex Steel Deployment
    Accessories: Rolex International Guarantee, Box and Booklets.

  • 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. 116520
This early white “APH” Daytona, dated 2010, is one of a highly desirable few that have an unusually wide spacing between the R and A in ‘COSMOGRAPH’ on the dial. Being a final iteration of Rolex’s steel bezel, pre Cerachrom, this exquisite 40mm V-series perfectly combines traditional Rolex practice, with a fresh, sporty design, complemented by its luminova lume. It is also one of the first watches to come with the green Rolex guarantee card completing its full set.