31 Rolex Precious and Exceptional, Daytona, Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch, in White Gold With Meteorite Dial, Reference 116 519, Box and Papers

Estimate: €50,000 –⁠ 100,000

Sold €65,000

Model: Daytona
Reference: 116519
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2006
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 4130
Case N°: Z267055
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box and Papers

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 steel, 18K gold and Rolesor versions with 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 and was equipped with a variety of dials. The present Rolex Daytona is one of the fascinating small series made with meteorite dials, finished with an acid wash to enhance the natural pattern of the meteorite known scientifically as the “Widmanstätten” pattern, the lustrous silvery effect perfectly complementing the white-gold case. Rolex obtained some of the famous Gibeon meteorite discovered in 1836 by Captain J. E. Alexander scattered along the banks of the Great Fish River in Namibia. The meteorite itself is millions of years old and believed to have fallen to earth in prehistoric times and spread over a wide area. Today, this historical deposit is protected by Namibian law. In their use of this rare and very exclusive meteorite deposit to make the dials for a series of Daytona watches Rolex again demonstrate their innovation and constant quest to produce rare and exclusive luxury timepieces. Preserved in remarkable conditions, this specific watch is sold full set with its original warranty, presentation box and outer packaging.