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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: 116515LN
    Case No: 3010E213
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K Everose Gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K Everose gold Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex international guarantee stamped Emperor Watch & Jewellery Co., Ltd Hong Kong and dated 9th April 2020, instruction manual, product literature, hang tags, green card holder, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona reference 116515 was launched at Basel World in 2012 and featured several upgrades to the iconic Daytona model. This particular reference debuted a stunning new dial variant featuring a metallic bonze-like colour called the “Sundust” that complements its Everose gold case. Elevating its utilitarian tool watch appeal, the dial is adorned with eleven diamond-set hour markers, giving it a show stopping aesthetic with a dash of opulence. Paired with its ever-so-comfortable Oysterflex rubber strap, it became an instant hit and status symbol among watch collectors and enthusiasts. The watch is powered by Rolex’s in-house cal. 4130, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement renowned for its precision.

    The present timepiece from 2020 will certainly be a fantastic addition to any collection as it is in excellent overall condition and is accompanied by its full set of accessories. Adding to its rarity, the reference is now discontinued, and has been replaced by the 2023 debutants with resized and restyled counter rings, not to mention, hour markers.

  • 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. 116515LN
A fine and attractive Everose gold chronograph wristwatch with diamond-set indexes, Sundust dial, ceramic bezel, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2020
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$120,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$342,900

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVII

Hong Kong Auction 24-25 November 2023