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

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 116506
    Case No: 0V066793
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee stamped Colla Roberto S.R.L. Italy dated May 2017, instruction manual, hang tags, bezel protector, green leather holder, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Spotted on the wrists of some of the greatest musicians, celebrities and athletes of our time, the Rolex “Ice Blue” Daytona ref. 116506 is no doubt, one of the hottest sports watches since its release in 2013. Launched in commemoration of the model’s 50th Anniversary, this was the first Cosmograph Daytona to be encased in platinum, the most opulent of metals. Boasting an irresistible ice-blue dial, strictly used on platinum Rolex models, the Cerachrom bezel is offered in a delicious chocolate brown hue, creating the perfect contrast that transcends the whole appearance of the timepiece.

    Extremely sought-after, the present example is offered in excellent overall condition with its original accessories. This Ice Blue Daytona will surely be a delight to collectors who are keen to skip the waiting list and acquire one now.

  • 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. 116506
A fine, well-preserved and attractive platinum chronograph wristwatch with ice blue dial, ceramic bezel, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2017
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$500,000 - 1,000,000 
€63,500-127,000
$64,100-128,000

Sold for HK$819,000

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)