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

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2007
    Reference No: 116529
    Case No: Z267'024
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex deployant clasp stamped "24650" and "OP"
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex punched Guarantee stamped by Rome retailer Bandiera e Bedetti and dated July 2007, product literature, green document holder, fitted presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present example is one of the most lavish and attention-grabbing iterations of the 6-digit Daytona model, reuniting 4 precious materials in a single timepiece: white gold for the case, mother of pearl for the dial, meteorite for the subsidiary dials and diamond for the indexes. An astounding statement of personality which will not go unnoticed both by horological enthusiasts and by jewelry aficionados as well. The case is preserved in overall excellent condition, and the dial is immaculate and original. Accompanied by its original box and guarantee, the present lot offers a now-or-never opportunity for watch aficionados to own an unusual Daytona.

  • 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. 116529
A fine and rare white gold, meteorite, mother-of-pearl and diamond-set chronograph wristwatch with guarantee and box

Circa 2007
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$230,000 - 320,000 

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019