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

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1999
    Reference No: 16523
    Movement No: 184'296
    Case No: A547’049
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K yellow gold and stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4030, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Two tone 18K yellow gold and stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, stamped “78393A”, endlinks stamped “703, B”
    Clasp/Buckle: Two tone 18K yellow gold and stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Further delivered with original Rolex Guarantee with retailer stamped Dupanloup Savona dated December 1999, product literature, wallet, hang tag and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present example is a ref. 16523, housing the cal. 4030 Zenith movement in a two tone 18K yellow gold and stainless steel case with a beautiful black dial and champagne-colored subsidiary dials. Two tone watches are gaining its momentum as the contrast between two different types of metal provides a completely different vibe to the watch.

    The watch is presented in overall very good condition and is further accompanied by the full set of accessories that came with the watch when it was purchased by the original owner.

  • 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. 16523
A fine and attractive two tone yellow gold and stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee and box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

HK$90,000 - 140,000 

Sold for HK$112,500

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019