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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 116523
    Movement No: C0425388
    Case No: 70N31211
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18k yellow gold, stainless steel and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold and stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, 160 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold and stainless steel Rolex twinlock deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex Daytona reference 116520 was the first automatic Daytona to feature the in-house automatic caliber 4130. Reference 116520 is the steel and gold version that is becoming increasingly popular today. Set with a black dial and diamond-set numerals, the present watch is offered in close to new, unused condition.

  • Maker 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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Various Properties

1118

Ref. 116523
A fine and rare yellow gold, stainless steel and diamond-set chronograph wristwatch with bracelet

勞力士,精細及罕有,18K黃金及不銹鋼鑲鑽石,自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配計時功能,“Cosmograph Daytona”,型號116523,約2012年製

Circa 2012
39 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$85,000 - 100,000 
€10,200-12,000
$10,000-12,500

Sold for HK$162,500

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: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017