One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.
Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271
146 Rolex Absolutely Magnificent and Precious, Eye of the Tiger Daytona, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 116588TBR, With Box, Papers, Booklets, and Tag
Estimate: € 170,000 – 340,000
Sold € 214,500
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Oysterflex
Case N°: 1E56A963
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Papers and Tag
Excluding the mythical reference 6270 and 6269, Rolex hardly ever embellished their chronograph models with precious stones. Yet, with the introduction of the automatic Daytona, the manufacture gradually incorporated elaborate Daytona designs to their line of production, due to changing tastes in the market. Only a handful of this highly appealing Daytona is thought to have been made and very few have appeared in public and the here offered reference 116588TBR is definitely one of the coolest in recent years. The 40 mm case in yellow gold is extremely well preserved and is based on the gold Daytona with reference 116 518. It is equipped with a very precious gold bezel instead of the cerachrom ceramic bezel that has been replaced with 34 trapeze-cut diamonds, all invisibly set, stacked closely next to each other, representation of the rigorous standards in quality Rolex is particularly skilled in. The black-lacquered dial has an applied 18k yellow-gold and diamond-set, wavy dial—instantly makes you think of our fury feline friends from the Savanah—in fact Rolex community coined the nickname “Eye of the Tiger”—, and is one of the most beautiful variants ever created for the Daytona line. The watch also comes with Rolex Oysterflex strap instead of a leather strap and its full set composed of box, booklets, tag and papers.