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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2004
    Reference No: 116518
    Movement No: C0’158’225
    Case No: F816’209
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped “24640”
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex service invoice dated 5th February 2019, purchase invoice, hang tag, instruction manual, product literature, green leather holder and associated presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 2000s and exuberance in design, the present reference 116518 is fitted with the new in-house Rolex caliber 4130. The golden chronograph also features an extremely rare configuration with the elusive black mother-of-pearl dial and Roman numerals. Cased in the warmth of yellow gold, the iridescent purple sheen of the black pearl in contrast with the sparking diamonds-set bezel strikes a perfect balance and is extremely sophisticated. Well-preserved bearing an F serial, the present timepiece is born from circa 2004. Discontinued and no longer in production, this exceptional hard stone timepiece is a stunning addition to one’s collection.

  • 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. 116518
A rare and attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with black mother-of-pearl dial and Roman numerals

Circa 2004
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$140,000 - 240,000 

Sold for HK$277,200

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)