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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2005
    Reference No: 11659912SA
    Movement No: C0172414
    Case No: K588409
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18k white gold, diamonds and sapphires
    Calibre: Automatic, 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Blue Rolex crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Rolex folding twinlock deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex International Service Guarantee dated 26 May 2015, product literature, instruction manual and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present reference 11659912SA features a gorgeous dial adorned with pavé-set diamonds and is further enriched with blue enamel Roman numerals. All diamonds on the dial are carefully sculpted and aligned, adding an individual character to each watch. The shimmering bezel is lavishly adorned with 48 baguette-cut diamonds and 12 sapphires. The lugs are enriched with 48 brilliant-cut diamonds balancing the case. The diamonds weigh approximately 4.30 carats in total. The present watch, offered in excellent overall condition, is extremely eye-catching.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 11659912SA
A fine and very rare white gold, diamond and sapphire-set chronograph wristwatch

2005
40 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$400,000 - 650,000 

Sold for HK$525,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016