Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 116523
    Case No: P526632
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K yellow gold and stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K Yellow Gold and Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, stamped “78493”, max length 175mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K Yellow Gold and Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp, stamped “DE6”
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Rolex punched Guarantee stamped Emperor Watch & Jewellery Co., LTD. Hong Kong and dated August 2001, green wallet, instruction manual, outer packaging and Rolex wooden fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Daytona Cosmograph has held a long and prestigious place within the Rolex collection of wristwatches, from pre-Daytona era watches of the 1950s like the reference 6234, to the first officially named Daytona reference 6239, there has been a tradition of fine watch making and with each new generation small subtle changes made to keep these timepieces updated and modern. The reference 116523 was the first stainless steel and yellow gold Daytona chronograph to feature Rolex’s new in-house caliber 4130. Released in 2000, the caliber 4130, replaced the famed Zenith El Primero caliber 4030. With fewer components than its predecessor, the caliber 4130 revolutionized the chronograph movement with precision, efficiency and performance.

    The present watch is a fine example of the two-tone Rolex Daytona with its stainless steel case and engraved gold bezel with gold screw down pushers. The watch is sporty with its white dial and golden subsidiary registers. Complete with original guarantee and presentation box, this chronograph provides an excellent opportunity for Daytona fans to owner a stellar watch.

  • 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. 116523
A fine and attractive stainless steel and yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee and fitted presentation box.

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

HK$60,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$100,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019