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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2007
    Reference No: 116509
    Movement No: 0’225’171
    Case No: D890’245
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee stamped Winsor Bishop Norwich dated 6th March 2007, instruction manual, product literature, 2006-2007 calendar card, green card holder, hang tag and presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex Cosmograph is with no doubt one of the most beloved timepieces ever made. In 2000, the firm released their very first Daytona featuring an in-house self-winding chronograph movement cal. 4130. On the other hand, Rolex has been at the forefront when it comes to the experimentation of incorporating new materials in a wristwatch and for the Daytona model, the blue sodalite dial is a perfect example of the firm’s innovative approach to implementing natural hardstone as a dial material.

    Exuding a sporty vibe with a touch of luxury, the present Daytona ref. 116509 in white gold features a beautiful blue sodalite dial with Arabic numerals in a 5-minute configuration for enhanced practicality when activating the chronograph. Preserved in attractive overall condition and complete with its full set of accessories, this sought after timepiece will surely garner interest from collectors looking for a Daytona with a touch of flare.

  • 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. 116509
A fine and attractive white gold chronograph wristwatch with blue sodalite dial, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2007
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$195,000 - 350,000 

Sold for HK$604,800

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021