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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2021
    Reference No: 116500LN
    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, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Rolex guarantee, instruction manual, hang tags, bezel protector, green leather holder, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Released in 2016 and immediately a success, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. 116500LN replaced the ref. 116520. Powered by the same caliber 4130, the new model was the first Daytona in stainless steel that featured the firm’s innovated Cerachrom bezel. Launched in two variations including another with a black dial, the white version is what most desire for as the contrast between the dial with black registers and the Cerachrom bezel is simply a stunner. With an ever-growing cult status, the ref. 116500LN is still today one of the hardest models to acquire from the retailers with extremely long waiting lists.

    The present example Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. 116500LN with a white dial is offered in absolutely unworn condition with all its original factory intact stickers. Accompanied by its full set of accessories with a guarantee, this fresh to the market example offered without reserve will surely delight collectors would like to skip the waiting list and acquire one now.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 116500LN
An attractive and “new-old-stock” stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with white dial, ceramic bezel, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

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

HK$95,000 - 140,000 

Sold for HK$529,200

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022