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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2013
    Reference No: 116520
    Movement No: 1A127’883
    Case No: 7W631176
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee stamped New Lisboa gold & Watches LTD, Macau dated August 2013, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The millennium marked an important milestone for Rolex as they introduced their very first Cosmograph Daytona model fitted with an in-house chronograph caliber 4130 in the year 2000. A remarkable journey and farewell to the iconic ref. 16520 powered by a Zenith El Primero based self-winding caliber 4030 introduced in 1988, the new reference 116520 was a total revelation of design prowess and technical advancement.

    Extremely well-received and sought after since its debut of the white or black dial variant, the reference enjoyed a successful run for 16 years and was discontinued in 2016 to welcome the new appearance of the black Cerachrom bezel fitted ref. 116500.

    Offered in an attractive appeal and preserved in excellent overall condition, the present example fitted with a black dial is certainly a collectible specimen that represents the modern era of the Cosomograph Daytona.

  • 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. 116520
A fine and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

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

Estimate
HK$100,000 - 150,000 
€11,100-16,600
$12,800-19,200

Sold for HK$239,400

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021