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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 116500LN
    Case No: 9Q0029G6
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed.
    Accessories: Includes two extra links. Accompanied by original hangtag, seal, retailer-stamped guarantee card dated April 6th, 2018, leather wallet, warranty booklet, instruction manual, inner and outer presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Rolex excels in innovating incremental improvements above all things. When Rolex introduced the Cosmograph Daytona reference 116500 as the successor to the 116520 in 2016, collectors immediately seized upon the well-timed nod to the Daytona reference 6263 and 6265 “Big Red”. Similarly, the new reference 116500LN was offered with the choice of either a white or a black dial, with the metal bezel of the 116520 replaced by a scratch-resistant Cerachrom black bezel – a first for the model.

    Offered here alongside its black-dial mate (see lot 36), from the collection of the same original owner, the present reference 116500LN retains its full suite of accessories and bezel protector. It is offered in unworn condition, ready to enter the collection of another astute collector.


  • 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. 116500LN
A highly coveted, attractive, and unworn stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with white dial, guarantee, and presentation box

Circa 2017
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $50,400

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The 2021 New York Watch Auction

New York Auction 11 - 12 December 2021