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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2013
    Reference No: 116506
    Case No: 00'73Y'0A9
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona “Platona”
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm DIameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee card dated November 11th 2013, guarantee booklet, instruction manual, leather wallet, fitted presentation box, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Spotted on the wrists of some of the most important athletes and personalities in the world including Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets, Spanish soccer player Álvaro Negredo, and the legendary Michael Jordan, the Rolex platinum Daytona reference 116506 is highly desired and immensely attractive.

    The reference 116506 was introduced at Baselworld in 2013 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona model, and is the first Daytona offered by the brand to be encased in the noblest of metals – platinum. Sporting an extremely attractive ice blue dial exclusively used on platinum models by Rolex, the Cerachrom bezel contrasts with a charming hint of chestnut brown, transcending the whole appearance of the timepiece. Extremely high in demand, the present example belongs to one of the first batches to be delivered in 2013 after the launch of the reference. Nearly a decade later, the so-called “Platona” remains as relevant and fresh as it did in 2013 when it surprised and delighted collectors. The reference 116506 offered here comes complete with its guarantee card and presentation box.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 116506
A heavy, desirable, and attractive platinum chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee card, and presentation box

Circa 2013
40mm DIameter
Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed.

$40,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $176,400

Contact Specialist

Paul Boutros

Head of Watches, Americas

+1 (212) 940-1293


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Head of Sale, New York

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022