Rolex - The New York Watch Auction: X New York Saturday, June 8, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2010
    Reference No: 116519
    Movement No: C0'566'241
    Case No: 4W'2X3'990, case interior stamped 2119
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona “Netherlands Edition”
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by signed provenance letter from Sander Boschker.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Phillips is honoured to offer this extremely rare, limited edition “Netherlands Edition” Daytona Cosmograph, celebrating the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa second place title holder. Rolex is known to occasional accept special commission models, such as the 2008 “Italian Police Divers Corps” Sea-Dweller, or the 2014 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal Yacht-Master II. The present orange-accented Daytona was conceived by team captain Giovanni van Bronckhorst during the Dutch team’s quest for victory during the 2010 World Cup. Rolex accepted the proposal and extraordinarily agreed to manufacture 30 examples of its flagship, white gold Daytona model. Fifteen watches would be made with leather strap like the present 116519, and fifteen pieces would be made with white gold bracelet, reference 116509.

    The “Netherland Edition” Cosmograph Daytona is unmistakable for the dial’s orange highlights, a color rarely if ever used by Rolex. Orange is found throughout Dutch culture in honor of the Netherlands’ reigning House of Orange-Nassau. The black dial is complimented by the orange outer track and orange graduations on the subsidiary dials with orange hands. The case backs were engraved with the World Cup 2010 logo, along with the squad number and team player name for this particular watch “Boschker 22”. Sander Boschker is a former Dutch team member who retired at the 2013-2014 season.

    The present Daytona is offered in excellent overall condition, and presents collectors with an extremely rare opportunity to own an almost unheard-of Rolex Daytona with a custom, factory-made dial. It is a tribute to the proud Dutch team with their excellence on the field mirrored in the excellence of the Rolex’s Daytona chronograph.

  • 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. 116519
An extremely rare and exceptional limited edition “Netherlands Edition” white gold chronograph wristwatch with provenance letter

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed.

$80,000 - 160,000 

Sold for $266,700

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