Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT Hong Kong Monday, May 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2001
    Reference No: 116519, inner caseback stamped 2119
    Movement No: C0'041'683
    Case No: K762'755
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona, "Beach"
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex deployant clasp stamped 16519-D
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Rolex Guarantee stamped by retailer Goldsmiths Group, numbered sale tag, Rolex tag, product literature, green document holder, plastic bezel protection ring, plastic factory box, turqoise leather presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Lovingly dubbed as the "Beach", the present wristwatch is as refreshing and relaxing as a summertime retreat — absolutely unforgettable and perfectly fun. Within the slick and lavish 18K white gold case, the watch has an eye-catching dial as blue as the waters in Daytona Beach, Florida, further adorned with lugs that dazzle like a mid-summer sun over a cloudless, azure sky. The impeccable blue dial is complimented with a matching strap. Our research shows that this watch has never appeared in the auction market, making the present lot an even more exquisite timepiece to own.

  • 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. 116519, inner caseback stamped 2119
A fine and unusual white gold chronograph wristwatch with turquoise dial, guarantee and box

Circa 2001
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$150,000 - 300,000 

Sold for HK$325,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019