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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 116519
    Movement No: 0’005’063
    Case No: P155’739
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Lizard
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee stamped Congress Jewellers, United States dated 30th January 2003, instruction manual, product literature, hangtags, green leather holder, additional leather strap, service guarantee, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex Daytona “Beach” was part of a 4-watch series released by Rolex at the start of the new Millennium. Cosmographs from this series were lovingly dubbed the “Beach” as they were all fitted with hard stone dials (yellow mother of pearl, green chrysoprase, pink mother of pearl and turquoise), and although the Daytona is known as a masculine steel sports watch, the “Beach” series provided a colorful fashion statement expressing “joie de vivre”.

    Within the slick and lavish 18K white gold case, the mint green chrysoprase dial provides an eye-catching element that is also refreshing and relaxing during a summertime retreat. Launched in 2000, the present example bearing a P serial belongs to one of the first batches to be delivered to the market. Today, these watches are rare collector’s items and it is furthermore very rare to find a watch from an early series that is well preserved like the present example and accompanied with its accessories including the original guarantee, original mint green document as well as its original matching presentation box.

  • 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 rare and attractive white gold chronograph wristwatch with green chrysoprase hardstone dial, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2000
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$250,000 - 500,000 

Sold for HK$693,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021