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Rolex

'Khanjar' Daytona, Ref. 116520 Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet Circa 2005

Lot Closed

June 24, 12:04 PM GMT

Estimate

28,000 - 45,000 CHF

Lot Details

Description

Rolex


'Khanjar' Daytona, Ref. 116520

Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet

Circa 2005


Dial: black

Calibre: cal. 4130 automatic, 44 jewels

Case: stainless steel, screw-down back

Case number: D'168'709

Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp

Dimensions: 40 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 190 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: yes

Accessories: Rolex guarantee, instruction manual, hang tag, COSC tag and presentation case with outer 'Khanjar' packaging

Presented in brand new condition, even retaining its original plastic protective stickers, and complete with its original accessories, this Rolex Daytona 116520 is further distinguished by the bearing the Khanjar symbol on its caseback.

Pieces decorated with the emblem of Oman are part of the most sought-after watches by international collectors and achieve record prices at auction.


Only very few Rolex pieces are decorated with the Oman’s emblem, which was ruled by Sultan Qaboos bin Said when this piece was produced and who was the most important watch collector of the era. Finding a specimen, especially of the most famous and collectible chronograph in the world, is a rare and exciting opportunity.


While vintage Omani Rolex were retailed by Asprey, it is nowadays the retailer Khimji Ramdas which has this privilege. The punched Rolex Guarantee is rightly signed with the retailer’s stamp. Furthermore, the cardboard box is also decorated with the Khanjar symbol. Other accessories include the calendar card, presentation case, tags, the outer packaging even confirming the colour of the dial, making this lot an exceedingly complete and attractive example.

 

The Rolex 116520 holds an important and special place in the Daytona’s rich history. Produced between 2000 and 2016, it was the first reference to have a fully in-house movement, caliber 4130. While the model was already collectible during its production period, it has gained even more recognition in the recent years. Examples in unworn condition, like the present lot, are highly sought-after.

 

Sotheby’s is extremely pleased to present this important new old stock and full set Omani Rolex Daytona to the market on behalf of an important private collector.