Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT Hong Kong Monday, May 27, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2002
    Reference No: 116520
    Case No: K603323
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped "78490", max length 195 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped "DT12"
    Dimensions: 40 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by original Rolex guarantee with retailer stamped Chrono-Time Geneve dated 14th August 2002, green wallet, product literature, outer packaging and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The patina on Rolex Cosmograph Daytona reference 116520 occurred on the originally white dial only occurs in serials P, K and Y produced from 2000 until 2002. This feature further refines the importance and rarity of examples that fit the specification.

    The present example is a beautiful reference 116520 K series with a cream dial that was originally white. The cream dial on this present example is utterly desirable for collectors and Rolex lovers who are deeply passionate on "tropical dials". The present example is presented in overall very good condition and further accompanied by a full set of accessories. This present example is a definite eye-catcher and something that experienced collectors and enthusiasts will be fond of.

  • 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
An extremely fine and rare stainless steel chronograh wristwatch with "cream dial", bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

40 mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

HK$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$387,500

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019