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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: 116520
    Case No: 943S3985
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee card stamped Time City (Hong Kong) Limited dated 26th May 2016, instruction manual, product literature, hang tags, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. 116520 was launched in 2000 to celebrate the new millennium with an important milestone for the firm. Being the first Daytona model to feature the firm’s first in-house self-winding cal. 4130, it replaced the former ref. 16520 with an El Primero based cal. 4030. Discontinued in 2015, it made way for the ref. 116500LN featuring a ceramic bezel.

    The present example Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. 116520 with a black from circa 2016 is offered in “new-old-stock” condition with its factory stickers fully intact. One of the hottest sports references by Rolex today, the timeless appeal and robustness makes it a fan favourite. Complete with its full set of accessories, it is a great chance for collectors to acquire this unworn example 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. 116520
A fine, attractive and “new-old-stock” stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

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

Estimate
HK$115,000 - 195,000 
€13,500-22,800
$14,700-25,000

Sold for HK$302,400

Contact Specialist

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

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022