A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.
41 Rolex Fascinating and Rare Daytona Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch in White Gold, Reference 116 519, With Diamond-Set Grossular Dial and Original Papers
Estimate: € 25,000 – 50,000
Sold € 32,500
Material: White Gold
Reference N°: 116519
Case N°: F957414
Movement type: Automatic
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, introduced in 1963, was designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers and is highly sought after by celebrities, famous athletes, and hip-hop stars alike. In 1988 the big change in the Daytona family: Rolex decided to upset the old mechanism and use another one fully automatic, the first one in the history of Rolex equipped oil a chronograph. Moreover, for the first time in many years the choice between the two different lunettes was no longer proposed for the benefit of a single one. With its highly reliable chronograph this model allows drivers to perfectly measure average speeds up to 400 kilometers or miles per hour, as they choose. The present lot is a very rare and fascinating white-gold Daytona automatic wristwatch fitted with the extremely rare original grossularia hard stone dial. This burgundy color quadrant shimmers and exhibits a rich complex of red shades, further enhanced with eight diamond hour markers set within its white-gold chains. The white gold bezel presents the tachometer scale which can measure speeds up to 400 units per hour. The extreme rarity of this watch is further accentuated by the fact that is a 4130 Zenith caliber which provides perpetual self-winding for those wearing these watches. These combine characteristics makes the present example one of the most appealing 116 519 Daytona ever produced. Seems one of the only few examples ever seen. Offered in excellent overall condition and accompanied with its original punched guarantee, this watch is a very unique opportunity to own one of the rarest cosmograph Daytona with zenith movement on the watch market.