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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2014
    Reference No: 1165994RU
    Case No: 18Y04680
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K white gold, diamonds and rubies
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee stamped Rüschenbeck Dortmund 4th June 2014, instruction manual, product literature, green card holder, hang tags, service invoice, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    When Rolex introduced their new Daytona ref. 116500 series with the firm’s first in-house cal. 4130, many variations of the famed model were produced ranging from stainless steel to gold to gem-set examples and were offered with an array of dial options. While the Daytona maybe one of the hottest timepieces in the market, it is certainly one of the most beloved wristwatches ever made, with each variation carrying their own unique charm.

    Known for their expertise in manufacturing some of the most important professional tools watches throughout the course of its history, Rolex were also synonymously recognized for their extravagant bedazzled pieces as it gave their iconic timepieces a new level of flare and playfulness. Coming in all sorts of different colors, shape and material, these rare and desirable pieces are seeing a spotlight in the market today with collectors growing their appetite for them.

    The present example is a rare treat. Encased in white gold, it is blessed with an exquisitely executed baguette-cut diamond and ruby bezel paired harmoniously with diamond-set hoods on each side of the lugs, giving the timepiece a slightly larger presence on the wrist. While most examples of the ref. 116599 either feature a pave diamond-set dial with Roman numerals, the present example features a classic glossy black racing dial with diamond-set indexes. Perfect for those who love a bit of dazzle but perhaps do not want to overdo it, the present ref. 1165994RU is a perfect choice.

    Offered in excellent overall condition, the present timepiece from circa 2014 is complete with its full set of accessories.

  • Artist Biography

    Rolex

    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. 1165994RU
A very fine, rare and extravagant white gold and diamond-set chronograph wristwatch with baguette-cut diamond and ruby-set bezel, diamond-set indexes, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2014
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$630,000 - 1,400,000 
€69,900-155,000
$80,800-179,000

Sold for HK$1,008,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021