Rolex - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 116520
    Movement No: 0'010'658
    Case No: P261577
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, 180 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex twinlock folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex undated Attestation de Chronomètre Officiel, product literature, instruction manual, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
    Literature: For another example of a reference 116520 with ivory dial, please see The Ultimate Rolex Daytona by Pucci Papaleo, pages 592 and 593.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex Daytona reference 116520 was the first automatic Daytona to feature the new in-house Rolex caliber 4130. There are also subtle changes in the form of more slender lugs and the hour registers switching places with the subsidiary seconds register. In addition, the dial on these references turn from white to ivory, like it has done on the present watch. Offered in excellent overall condition, this rarity is also complete with its original accessories.

  • 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. 116520
A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with ivory dial, bracelet, original guarantee and fitted presentation box

Circa 2000
38.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$70,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$143,750

Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016