Rolex - The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN New York Saturday, December 10, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2020
    Reference No: 116500LN
    Case No: 20’QV5’190
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex International Guarantee card dated July 8th, 2020, green leather presentation box, Rolex hang tags, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced at the 2016 Baselworld, reference 116500LN replaced reference 116520. While both models feature an in-house Rolex chronograph movement, reference 116500LN was Rolex's very first stainless steel Cosmograph Daytona to feature a Cerachrom bezel. Two dial versions were available for the stainless steel model - either black or white. Reference 116500LN became an instant overnight success with clients immediately filling up the waiting list at retailers. Today, it is still incredibly difficult to obtain one due to the model's good looks and cult status.

    The present watch is offered in brand new, unworn condition and is accompanied by all of its original accessories. An absolute instant success with clients, waitlists immediately filled up at retailers upon its reception and now are measured in years, rather than months.

  • 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. 116500LN
A brand new and highly attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with black dial, guarantee, and presentation box

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

$12,000 - 24,000 

Sold for $32,760

Contact Specialist

Paul Boutros

Head of Watches, Americas

+1 (212) 940-1293


Isabella Proia

Head of Sale, New York

+1 (212) 940 1285


The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022