Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2021
    Reference No: 116509
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by blank Rolex guarantee, instruction manual, product literature, hang tags, plastic bezel protector, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since the launch of the firm’s very first Daytona model with their own in-house movement in 2000, the Daytona family has flourished in diversification of new materials and dials. In 2016, Rolex released two new models one in yellow gold with a green dial and the other in white gold with a blue dial.

    Extremely well-received, the two models have been featured in John Mayer’s personal collection in an episode of a talk show for timepieces. Since then, the two Daytona models have sky-rocketed in demand and in value as collectors from all over the world have submitted their interest to their retailers. Today, a rare bird in both metals, it is one of the hardest models to be allocated by the Rolex boutiques.

    The present example Rolex Daytona ref. 116509 with its attractive blue dial is offered in absolute “new-old-stock” condition with its full factory protective intact stickers and is further accompanied by a blank guarantee and its other accompanying accessories.

  • Artist Biography

    Rolex

    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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 116509
A fine and attractive “new-old-stock” white gold chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2021
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$195,000 - 390,000 
€22,800-45,700
$25,000-50,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022