Rolex - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 116508
    Case No: E7’73N’546
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee stamped Schaap en Citroen, Netherlands dated 26 May 2017, hang tags, instruction manual, product literature, green card holder, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Launched at Baselworld in 2016, the present Rolex Daytona reference 116508 was the first Daytona model in yellow gold to be adorned with the firm’s signature emerald, green coloured dial.

    - The “vert foncé” dial is a chameleon under different lighting conditions, ranging from an apple green to a forest green, matching the lavish yellow gold case in spectacular flamboyance.

    - Its popularity surged after being spotted on the wrist of renowned musician and watch aficionado John Mayer during a talk show. With extremely limited availability from boutiques and endless waiting lists, the reference 116508 has become one of the most coveted Daytona references on the secondary market.

    - Preserved in excellent overall condition and complete with its full set of accessories, the present example from circa 2017, this is without a doubt a wonderful opportunity for collectors to acquire this highly desirable and collectable timepiece.

  • 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. 116508
A rare and attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with green dial, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2017
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$280,000 - 500,000 

Sold for HK$698,500

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

19 - 26 March 2024