A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
221 Rolex In New Old Stock Conditions, Absolutely Magnificent and Precious, Daytona, Automatic Wristwatch in Platinum, With Ice Blue Dial, Reference 116506, Full-set
Estimate: € 100,000 – 200,000
Sold € 143,000
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Platinum
Case N°: 5TJ33977
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box, Booklets, Papers and Additional Link
The Daytona Platinum reference 116506 debuted at the Baselworld 2013, marked the model’s 50th anniversary, and meets the highest standards of design and functionality matching a sporty yet elegant style. While the platinum Daytona met a lot of expectations (such as featuring a Cerachrom bezel and Rolex in-house Caliber 4130 chronograph movement), it also subverted them by making that ceramic bezel brown and crafting the entire watch and bracelet from the noblest of precious metals: 950 solid platinum. The watch here offered is a wonderful specimen in attractive and in New Old Stock conditions, like it left the factory today, featuring a brown ceramic bezel, a beautiful ice blue dial is used exclusively on platinum models by Rolex, including the Day-Date, Datejust and the present Cosmograph Daytona. Sold by the original owner, it is, furthermore, offered with a full set of accessories.