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
266 Rolex Sought After and Esteemed Daytona, Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch in White Gold, With Black Racing Dial, Reference 116 509, Box and Papers
Estimate: € 50,000 – 100,000
Sold € 40,000
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Case N°: 1L9490Q1
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Papers and 3 Extra Links
Introduced in 2000 at the Basel Fair, Ref. 116 509 is the first white-gold Daytona with white-gold bracelet. With the classical athletic-looking typical of the Daytona, it houses the caliber 4130. This caliber is a very important movement for Rolex as it is the brand’s first in-house chronograph movement. Hefty, steady and robust, it certainly has a luxurious touch to a renowned tool watch. Made with the highest quality white-gold alloy, this 18K timepiece has a unique characteristic that makes it even more special: its black “Racing” dial (in a smoked black with red markers). It was available with silvered or black dial, the present one is sporty and reflects the flying colors on the famous race track, Daytona circuit. Offered in exceptional conditions with still original proportions and no evident signs of wearing, this 116 509 is further sold with original box, papers and extra link.