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Rolex

Cosmograph Daytona "Beach", Reference 116519 | A white gold chronograph wristwatch with green chalcedony dial, Circa 2000 | 勞力士 | Cosmograph Daytona "Beach" 型號116519 | 白金計時腕錶,備綠玉髓錶盤,約2000年製

Property of an Important South East Asian Collector

Rolex

Rolex

Cosmograph Daytona "Beach", Reference 116519 | A white gold chronograph wristwatch with green chalcedony dial, Circa 2000 | 勞力士 | Cosmograph Daytona "Beach" 型號116519 | 白金計時腕錶,備綠玉髓錶盤,約2000年製

Cosmograph Daytona "Beach", Reference 116519 | A white gold chronograph wristwatch with green chalcedony dial, Circa 2000 | 勞力士 | Cosmograph Daytona "Beach" 型號116519 | 白金計時腕錶,備綠玉髓錶盤,約2000年製

Property of an Important South East Asian Collector 

Rolex

Cosmograph Daytona "Beach", Reference 116519

A white gold chronograph wristwatch with green chalcedony dial, Circa 2000

勞力士

Cosmograph Daytona "Beach" 型號116519

白金計時腕錶,備綠玉髓錶盤,約2000年製


Dial: green chalcedony

Calibre: cal. 4130 automatic, 44 jewels

Case: 18k white gold, screw down case back

Case number: K762392

Closure: green Rolex lizard strap and 18k white gold folding clasp

Size: 40 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Rolex Garantie, instruction manual and green leather presentation box

附帶證書、說明書及綠色原裝盒子

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The chronograph function is working properly. The chalcedony dial is nice and intact. The watch with minor signs of wear and extremely minor dings at place. The case back with minor signs of wear from the clasp. Otherwise the watch is in very good overall condition. The clasp with signs of wear.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense.


Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

The lineage of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona has always been the epitome of Rolex collecting, also known as one of the top-quality chronographs in the world. Surging through multiple generations even pass the quartz crisis, the Daytona is still the best chronograph and most coveted by watch connoisseurs. The collection even reached new heights after famous racing legend Paul Newman’s own Daytona was auctioned and redefined vintage Daytona collecting in the watch community. The evolution of Daytona started a new chapter when it was switched to Zenith based movement in 1988, revamping the appeal with modern aesthetics. Until 2000, Rolex introduced its own in-house calibre 4130 for this legendary collection to which it is still in use today.


 In the early 2000s however, opposing to their traditional conservative take towards watch designs, Rolex introduced a collection of candy pop colour dials in the Daytona, housed in a sleek, elegant white gold case. The nicknamed “Beach Daytona” was a unicorn in the production line up at that time as the coloured dials are in fact made in hardstones to make it even more appealing. Craftmanship is not always mentioned in Rolex watches but they do have sophistication and superior knowledge in manufacturing stones dials since the 80s. The quality of these dials cannot be understated as they are extremely brittle and hard to polish where a slightest mistake would lead to fracture, making each dial a rare timepiece on its own. The white gold Roman numerals adorned on the dial complementing the hands were contrasted by the red “DAYTONA” text above the seconds register, a hint of sportiness as a homage to this superb collection.


 What is even more playful is the matching colour lizard straps that came with the watch. Whilst these special straps are not in production anymore, they already fetch high prices separately in the market. A true rarity in Rolex collecting, the “Beach Daytona” series was produced in very limited numbers due to its difficulty and materials. Hence, Sotheby’s is extremely proud to present one for each dial variation as it is nearly impossible to bring together a complete set of these watches.


The green dial of this present “Beach Daytona” is made of green chalcedony, a rare hardstone ranging from light to deep. By incorporating Rolex’s signature colour, the watch is a timeless classic in years to come with its original green lizard strap and presentation box.