Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 19, 2023

LOT 121*


EUR 70,000 - 140,000

USD 75,000 - 150,000 / HKD 590,000 - 1,170,000 / CHF 70,000 - 140,000

Sold: EUR 98,800

Fine and rare, platinum, self-winding, chronograph wristwatch, with brown ceramic bezel, ice-blue dial with three registers.

This Lot is submitted to commissions and taxes :
If the lot is delivered within the EU:
a 20% import VAT is due on the hammer price with buyer’s premium, plus 120€ for termination of temporary export, at buyer’s expense.
If the lot is delivered outside EU:
120€ for termination of temporary export is due,at buyer’s expense
Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model "Cosmograph" "Daytona"

Reference 116506

Year circa 2015

Case No. 91 887 785

Material platinum

Bracelet Oyster platinum with deployant clasp

Diameter 40 mm.

Caliber 4130

Weight 282.8 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement


The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is one of the most famous and sought after watches on the market. Launched in 1963, its 50th anniversary in 2013 was highly expected by all the watch collectors. To celebrate this birthday, the manufacture introduced a new reference 116506 entirely in platinum, powered by a 4130 caliber, with a chestnut brown Cerachrom bezel and an ice-blue dial with the historic red Daytona signature on the dial.

This reference was only the third Rolex watch to be fitted with a Cerachrom bezel. Rolex took years to develop this new material. Patented in 2005, Cerachrom is the contraction of the French word céramique and the ancient Greek suffix chrom. This component is virtually scratchproof, highly corrosion resistant, and its color is unaffected by ultraviolet rays.

Another version of this iconic model which will undoubtedly make history.