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

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 16519
    Movement No: 182’279
    Case No: A692’462
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4030, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped “16519”
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee stamped Calderoni Sede Milano dated January 2000, service guarantee, product literature, instruction manual, hang tag, green leather holder and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present ref. 16519 is a showstopper with its eye catching hot pink appearance. Lavishly surrounded by 8 diamond-set indexes, the strawberry cream like pink-mother-of-pearl dial is so refreshing. An example born in 1999 bearing an A serial, this pink lady would paved the way for the beloved “Beach” series debuted in the early 2000s with the array of hardstone dials. Today, these watches are rare collector’s items and it is furthermore very rare to find a watch from this series that is very well preserved, like the present example, and accompanied with its original guarantee. A perfect timepiece for a summertime retreat, the sodalite 16519 and the present pink mother-of-pearl 16519 makes a stunning couple amongst this season of rare Daytonas.

  • 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. 16519
A highly rare and attractive white gold chronograph wristwatch with pink mother-of-pearl dial, diamond-set indexes, guarantee and presentation box

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

HK$220,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$302,400

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

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