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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2016
    Reference No: 116500LN
    Case No: 4G’9L4’437
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee stamped Lexia Ginza, Japan dated 22nf July 2016, instruction manual, product literature, hang tag, additional link, cloth, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - When Rolex unveiled the Cosmograph Daytona ref. 116500LN at Baselworld in 2016, it marked a major milestone for the iconic chronograph. This new stainless steel Daytona replaced the previous ref. 116520, which had enjoyed a long and successful run.

    - Both models feature Rolex's proprietary in-house chronograph movement. However, the ref. 116500LN broke new ground as the first stainless steel Daytona to be fitted with a Cerachrom bezel. The high-tech ceramic bezel material is virtually scratchproof, offering improved durability and a sleek finish.

    - For the ref. 116500LN, Rolex offered dial options in either black or white to suit different tastes. But in either colorway, the model embodied a perfect blend of sporty and elegant aesthetics. Upon its debut, retailers were inundated with buyer interests and waitlists rapidly amassed.

    - The present example in black dial is offered in virtually unworn condition, complete with all of its original accessories. Recently discontinued and replaced by the new ref. 126500LN, the present Daytona represents a rare opportunity to acquire one of Rolex's most sought-after contemporary chronographs.

  • 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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Ref. 116500LN
An attractive and well-preserved stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, ceramic bezel, guarantee, and presentation box

Circa 2016
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$120,000 - 220,000 

Sold for HK$177,800

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024