Rolex - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2001
    Reference No: 116519
    Case No: K613134
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona Beach
    Material: 18k white gold and green hardstone
    Calibre: Automatic, 4130, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Green Rolex crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Rolex twinlock folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Attestation de Chronomètre Officiel dated 25 December 2008.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex Daytona, as illustrated in the present watch, can be a colourful fashion statement. Cosmographs from the celebrated Beach series are fitted with hardstone dials. This Beach Daytona is fitted with green chalcedony hardstone dial, which is a microcrystalline type of quartz that can be semi-transparent and translucent. The present watch is in exceptional overall condition and still retaining its original guarantee and green factory sticker.

  • 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. 116519
A fine and rare white gold chronograph wristwatch with green chalcedony hardstone dial and original guarantee

Circa 2001
39 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$100,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$150,000

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