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
53 Rolex Precious and Exceptional, Daytona, Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch, in White-Gold with Sodalite Dial, Reference 116 519, Sticker and Warranty
Estimate: € 50,000 – 100,000
Sold € 72,800
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: Y646097
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, introduced in 1963, was designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers and is highly sought after by celebrities, famous athletes, and hip-hop stars alike. In 1988 the big change in the Daytona family: Rolex decided to upset the old mechanism and use another one fully automatic, the first one in the history of Rolex equipped oil a chronograph. Moreover, for the first time in many years the choice between the two different lunettes was no longer proposed for the benefit of a single one. With its highly reliable chronograph this model allows drivers to perfectly measure average speeds up to 400 kilometers or miles per hour, as they choose. The present lot is a very rare and appealing white-gold Daytona wristwatch fitted with the extremely rare original sodalite hard stone dial. This blued color dial shimmers and exhibits a rich complex of blue and black shade, further enhanced with Roman applied hour markers in white gold. The extreme rarity of this watch is further accentuated by the fact that it is a 4130 Rolex caliber. Those combine characteristics makes this example one of the rarest 116 519 Daytona existing. Offered in excellent overall condition, accompanied with its original guarantee, this present watch is a very unique opportunity to own one of the rarest Cosmograph Daytona on the watch market.