A fine and rare white gold and diamond-set chronograph wristwatch with sodalite hardstone dial

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1999
    Reference No: 16519
    Movement No: 192'287
    Case No: A786520
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18k white gold, diamonds and sodalite
    Calibre: Automatic, 4030, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Rolex crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Rolex folding deployant clasp stamped Rolex 16519
    Dimensions: 40 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present reference 16519 white gold Daytona is fitted with the rare sodalite hardstone dial and diamond-set numerals. The automatic Zenith movement is also practical and sought after for this model. The watch is presented in pristine condition and to find a Zenith Daytona with sodalite hardstone dial is very rare.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 16519
A fine and rare white gold and diamond-set chronograph wristwatch with sodalite hardstone dial

勞力士,精細及罕有,18K白金鑲鑽石,自動上弦腕錶,配計時功能及蘇打石錶盤,“Cosmograph Daytona”,型號16519,1999年製

1999
40 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 180,000 

sold for HK$187,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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