Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN Hong Kong Monday, November 26, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2013
    Reference No: 116599RBOW
    Case No: 667T64H2
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona "Rainbow"
    Material: 18k white gold, diamonds and multi-colored gemstones
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 175mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex fitted presentation box, outer packaging, hang and sales tag, product literature and Garantie Internationale dated on 14 October 2013.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Rolex first introduced diamonds and gemstones to their design with the Zenith Daytona. It was not until the 2000s that Rolex truly pushed the artistic, experimental boundaries of the Cosmograph Daytona.

    Set with gemstones of graduating hues to mimic the rainbow, this particular example is renowned for its dazzling and vivid bezel. The band of colors on the bezel ranges from a vibrant and strong deep red, and slowly transform to mauve, orange, chartreuse, green, blue and at last purple. The bezel's flawless beauty is a result of the perfectly-matched, pure and radiant colored gemstones. The seamless blend of colors demonstrates Rolex’s superb workmanship and sharp eye for color. For an ultra-luxurious touch, the lugs are furthermore set with diamonds, to bring out the vibrant colors of the watch even more.

    The Rainbow Daytona’s extreme time-consuming and expensive production elevates the watch to its cult-status of today. Preserved in excellent, barely worn condition, this present timepiece is accompanied by its original guarantee. It is a highly exclusive opportunity to secure one of the most unusual and extraordinary Daytona in contemporary production.

  • 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. 116599RBOW
An extremely rare and attractive white gold, diamond and rainbow-colored-gem-set chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, original guarantee and box

Circa 2013
40mm diameter
Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed

HK$1,200,000 - 2,000,000 

Sold for HK$1,625,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018