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

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 116519
    Movement No: C0’575’263
    Case No: Z631’552
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    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 Arije Paris and dated 6th June 2012, instruction manual, product literature, hangtag, green card holder, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Rolex has always had a reputation for crossing conventional boundaries, experimenting with daring new materials while adhering to its timeless design DNA. Naturally beautiful and delicate, organic hardstones require experts' extreme attention to precision and care. This is a time-consuming process which is incredibly costly as each material demands a different method of execution, depending largely on their varying levels of hardness as a result of their mineral composition.

    Outmanoeuvring all its competitors, Rolex was the very first to incorporate meteorite into a wristwatch. Mostly found in Day-Dates, GMT-Masters and Daytonas, Gibeon meteorite dials are highly collectable, given their ethereal aesthetics and that each example is completely unique. To produce a presentable dial, meteorites must be handpicked individually and strategically sliced with a layer of acid-wash to maximise the intensity of its texture.

    As the supply of meteorites is diminishing over time, collectors have increased their appetite for wristwatches featuring exotic dials as seen on the present present Daytona ref. 116519. Offered in excellent overall condition with its original guarantee and presentation box, this is the perfect opportunity to acquire a fine celestial specimen, encased in white gold.

  • 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. 116519
A fine and attractive white gold chronograph wristwatch with meteorite dial, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2012
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$235,000 - 470,000 
€30,700-61,300
$30,100-60,300

Sold for HK$441,000

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)