Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: 116506
    Case No: 55R65512
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee card stamped Klarlund A/S Denmark dated 22nd January 2019, instruction manual, product literature, green card holder, hang tags, plastic bezel protector, additional ice blue dial and set of hands, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched at the Baselworld 2013, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. 116506 marked a milestone for the firm and the famed and iconic model as it was released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Daytona. Spotted on the wrists of celebrities with the likes of Michael Jordan and a long list of other greats, the reference is today one of the most celebrated Daytona models in recent times.

    Being the first ever Daytona model to feature the firm’s newly incorporated Cerachrom bezel it is also the very first serially produced Daytona model encased in the most prestigious metal of all, platinum. Fitted with an ice blue sunburst dial, which is only reserved for Rolex timepieces cased in platinum, the contrast against the chestnut brown Cerachrom bezel is simply sublime. Extremely high in demand with a long waiting list at the boutique, the reference has tremendously increased its value in recent times due to the limited availability.

    The present example Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. 116506 features a luxurious touch with diamond-set indexes. Preserved in new-old-stock condition with its full factory stickers intact and complete with its full set of accessories from circa 2019. What makes this ice blue Daytona even more attractive is the additional non-diamond set ice blue dial and hands purchased from Rolex by the original owner. A great opportunity for collectors to acquire this handsome and highly sought-after timepiece with the choice of a bit of sportiness or glam, this is definitely a rare piece to accquire.

  • 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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Property from the Original Owner

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Ref. 116506
A very fine, rare and “new-old-stock” platinum chronograph wristwatch with ice blue dial, diamond-set indexes, ceramic bezel, bracelet, additional ice blue dial and set of hands, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2019
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$600,000 - 1,200,000 
€78,300-157,000
$76,900-154,000

Sold for HK$1,134,000

Contact Specialist

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

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)