Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

244 Rolex Rare and Remarkable Daytona Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel and Yellow Gold, Reference 116 523, With Black Dial

Estimate: € 12,000 –⁠ 24,000

Sold € 16,250

Lot Description

Model: Daytona
Reference: 116523
Case Material: Yellow Gold and Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold and Stainless Steel
Year: 2002
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 4130
Case N°: Y397902
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The reference 116 523 was the first stainless steel and yellow-gold Daytona chronograph to feature Rolex’s new in-house caliber 4130, replacing the famed Zenith El Primero caliber 4030. The steel 40 mm Oyster case is ringed by the distinctive Daytona gold bezel and a steel case. While adding weight and importance to the watch, this choice of materials, steel and 18k gold, grants it an extremely elegant look and represents the most versatility compared to all its steel and all gold stable mates. The present watch is a fine example of the two-tone Rolex Daytona with its stainless steel case and engraved gold bezel with gold screw down pushers. The watch is sporty yet elegant with its glossy black dial is untouched and is gorgeous with the red Daytona signature and the applied yellow-gold baton numerals.