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

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2014
    Reference No: 116520
    Case No: 6N95L591
    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 Rolex guarantee stamped Time City (Hong Kong) Limited dated 21st August 2014, instruction manual, product literature, hang tag, green card holder, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    While the meteoric rise in demand and value for discontinued Rolex sports models continues to flourish, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. 116520 is certainly one that has enjoyed the ride and still going. The present example is a rare variant within the 116520 family, and is nicknamed the "APH Daytona" due to its dial configuration. Produced from 2011 to 2014 approximately, this version displays a gap between the "R" and "APH" in "Cosmograph" on the dial. The present example featuring the rare trait is offered in impeccable “new-old-stock” condition by its original owner. With all its original factory intact and accompanied with its full set of accessories, this is the perfect opportunity for lovers of the Daytona to acquire one with soaring demands of these rare examples.

  • 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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Property from the Original Owner


Ref. 116520
A fine, attractive and “new-old-stock” stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with “APH” dial, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2014
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$120,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$352,800

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022