A fine and rare white gold chronograph wristwatch with turquoise dial, guarantee and fitted presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2000
    Reference No: 116519
    Movement No: C0000906
    Case No: P526357
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona Beach
    Material: 18k white gold and turquoise
    Calibre: Automatic, 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Light blue reptile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Rolex folding twinlock deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Garantie dated January 2001, product literature, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This watch from the 'Beach' collection is fitted with an unusual turquoise dial, with a corresponding matching lizard strap. Examples from the 'Beach' collection are very collectible in their own right, and this watch is offered in very original condition with sharp edges. This watch is also accompanied by its guarantee and original box which makes it a very complete example.

  • 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. 116519
A fine and rare white gold chronograph wristwatch with turquoise dial, guarantee and fitted presentation box

勞力士,精細及罕有,18K白金自動上弦腕錶,配計時功能、綠松石錶盤,“Cosmograph Daytona Beach”,型號116519,附證書及盒子,2000年製

2000
39 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 180,000 

sold for HK$150,000

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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