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
173 Rolex Precious and Exceptional, Daytona, Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch in White-gold, With Meteorite Dial, Reference 116 519, Warranty and Sticker
Estimate: € 50,000 – 100,000
Sold € 65,000
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: Y567309
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
With its state-of-the-art technology, evocative heritage and sporting aura, the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona swiftly became an iconic watch. Initially manual winding and later automatic movement, in 2000 a further renew with the ref. 116 500 series being the very first model to feature the firm’s very first in-house self-winding chronograph cal. 4130. Available in 904 L steel, 18 CT gold and Rolesor versions with a variety of dials, robust Oyster bracelets as well as straps both equipped with high security Oysterlock clasps, the Cosmograph Daytona is tailored for the track and the concert hall. The here offered 116 519 has a surely charming white-gold massive and solid case and its precious dial carries in red letters the name “Daytona”—the most famous motor racing circuit in the United States. The dial is a unique piece of art, bearing an exceptionally rare meteorite dial. Due to its natural composition, each meteorite dial fitted would never be identical from one dial to another, making each example unique. The production quantities for these special watches are not publicly known, so probably these dials were scarcely manufactured due to the difficulty to work with meteorite and the rarity of the material. A slice of Gibeon meteorite is precisely cut accordingly with a layer of acid wash applied on the surface to maximize the intensity of the texture of the meteorite. Wrapped by the now acclaimed Oysterflex rubber strap, this specific watch is sold with its original warranty and its original Rolex Sticker still present on the case back.