Rolex - The New York Watch Auction: X New York Saturday, June 8, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2021
    Reference No: 116505
    Case No: 89’3Z8’498
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K pink gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max overall length 220mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Rolex deployant clasp, stamped 6ZE
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex international guarantee card dated November 3rd, 2021, leather cardholder, warranty booklet, product literature, white hang tag, wax seal tag, fitted presentation box, and outer box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    First introduced in 2005, Rolex’s proprietary pink gold alloy, “Everose”, incorporates a unique ratio of gold, copper, and palladium that ensures that the “pinkness” of the gold will never fade. The present reference 116505, fitted as it is with a luxurious bracelet, celebrates the alloy with a monochrome effect. The complementary dial, so-called “sundust” by Rolex, is a sunray finished copper-pink hue set with elegant baguette diamond indexes.

    Few Rolex Daytonas with this configuration have surfaced at auction, and the present example is preserved in near-new condition with its factory caseback and clasp stickers in place. Dated from 2021 and accompanied with its full set of accessories, this combination of Everose bracelet and sundust diamond dial is no longer available from Rolex.

  • 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. 116505
A like-new and very attractive pink gold chronograph wristwatch with baguette diamond-set indexes, “sundust” dial, bracelet, guarantee, and presentation box

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

$30,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $63,500

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