Rolex - Phillips & Blackbird: SPORTS Hong Kong Sunday, May 26, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2018
    Reference No: 116515LN
    Case No: 78AD5110
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K Everose gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K Everose gold Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: With International Guarantee stamped in 2018, Rolex green presentation box, product literature, hang tags and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    An instant success, the Daytona Everose reference 116515LC debuted at the Baselworld 2012, and was much praised by collectors for finally offering a precious metal Daytona which could be worn under all circumstances. While the version with full bracelet is often considered rather heavy, and the alternative configuration with alligator strap can wear quickly, the innovative Rolex Oysterflex rubber strap is not only extremely comfortable, but offers all-day wearability and is very durable.

    In never-been-used condition, the present watch is an attractive and extremely well-preserved example of the model, featuring a pitch black dial, pink gold subsidiary dials and black Cerachrom bezel. It is furthermore offered with a full set of accessories, and still retains the original factory stickers to the casing.

  • 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.

    View More Works


Ref. 116515LN
A very fine pink gold chronograph wristwatch with guarantee, presentation box and hang tags

Circa 2018
40 mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$100,000 - 140,000 

Sold for HK$250,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

Phillips & Blackbird: SPORTS

Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2019