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: 116508
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow 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, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    First released in 2000, the Rolex Daytona ref. 116508 was the first model in yellow gold to feature the firm’s new in-house cal. 4130. Composed entirely of 18K yellow gold, the black dial featuring gold registers and red accents provide a sporty appeal to the luxurious case. With the rise in demand for gold Daytona’s in recent times, the present specimen is certainly one to please.

    Offered in "new-old-stock" condition with its factory protective stickers fully intact and accompanied by its full set of accessories with a blank guarantee card, the present Rolex Daytona ref. 116508 is one to keep an eye out for.

  • 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. 116508
A fine and attractive “new-old-stock” yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

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

Estimate
HK$155,000 - 320,000 
€18,200-37,500
$19,900-41,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022