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 2015
    Reference No: 116519
    Movement No: 11HH5596
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    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 Leo Link Mainz dated November 2015, instruction manual, product literature, hang tags, green card holder, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    When it comes to experimenting and implementing new materials, Rolex has always been at the forefront. Natural hardstones are a collector’s favorite, requiring extreme precision and care, each natural require differing methods of execution due to its mineral composition resulting in varying levels of hardness.

    Being the very first to incorporate meteorite in a wristwatch, Rolex timepieces with its rare Gibeon meteorite dial are found mostly in the Day-Date, GMT-Master and Daytona. Due to its natural composition, each meteorite dial fitted would never be identical from one dial to another, making each example unique. For each dial made, a slice of Gibeon meteorite is precisely cut accordingly with a layer of acid-wash applied on the surface to maximize the intensity of the texture of the meteorite.

    The present example Rolex Daytona ref. 116519 with a meteorite dial from circa 2015 is offered with its original guarantee and presentation box. With the supply of meteorite at an all time low, collectors have increased their appetite for wristwatches featuring the rare dial. A perfect opportunity to acquire one now.

  • 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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Ref. 116519
A fine and attractive white gold chronograph wristwatch with “meteorite” dial, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2015
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 400,000 
€23,400-46,900
$25,600-51,300

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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