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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2002
    Reference No: 116520
    Case No: Y765’423
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Rolex Guarantee retailer stamped Bucherer, dated 19th June 2003, extra black dial, green wallet, product literature, outer packaging and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    First introduced in 2000, The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona reference 116520 was the start of a new era of the renowned series. The watch featured an entirely new movement, the first ever Rolex in-house self-winding chronograph movement fitted into the Daytona, the cal. 4130. The new reference also featured an updated dial, where the hour counter and the constant seconds has now been inverted. Though much of the aesthetics of the case may have uncanny resemblance, the new 116520 marks an important evolution and milestone of the history of Rolex.

    The present example is a reference 116520 in steel, fitted with a beautiful mother of pearl dial with applied luminous roman numerals. The present example is delivered in overall excellent condition, almost “like new”. It is also further accompanied by the full set of accessories that was delivered with the present example when it left the boutique. It is also further delivered with the original black dial.

  • 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
A very fine and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with mother of pearl and Roman numeral dial, guarantee and fitted presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

HK$120,000 - 160,000 

Sold for HK$200,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019