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

250 Rolex Limited Edition Bamford and Remarkable Daytona Chronograph Wristwatch in PVD, Reference 116 520, With Box and Papers

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 36,400

Lot Description

Model: Daytona Bamford
Reference: 116520
Case Material: Stainless Steel with Black PVD-Coating
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel with Black PVD-Coating
Year: 2009
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 4130
Case N°: N°044/100
Movement N°: V841884
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box, Booklets and Papers

George Bamford has always been an avid collector of vintage cars and sports watches. He is particularly fond of sports chronographs such as the Breitling Navitimer, which started his passion for watchmaking. After being offered a Rolex Daytona for his 18th birthday, he went to a dinner party and found out that half of the guests were wearing the same watch and at that moment he has decided to modify his, and here is the result: the steel 40 mm Oyster case is ringed by the distinctive Daytona bezel is coated with a layer in PVD and the case back engraved: Bamford Watch dept. SC Edition. The Dial is particular with a Bicolor black and white with applied luminous white gold indexes, outer red 1/5th seconds track, subsidiary guilloche dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Luminous white gold baton hands and red chronograph hands.The reference 116 520 was the first Daytona chronograph to feature Rolex’s new in-house caliber 4130, replacing the famed Zenith El Primero caliber 4030. Moreover this specimen comes with its original guarantee and box for a limited edition of 100 pieces in 2009