Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

242 Rolex A very impressive and attractive Rolex Daytona Rainbow reference 116598RBOW in 18k yellow gold with box and papers NOS conditions

Estimate: € 175,000 –⁠ 275,000

Sold € 202,800

Lot Description

Model: Daytona Rainbow
Material: yellow gold
Reference N°: 116598RBOW
Year: 2010's
Case N°: 2P7041X7
Caliber: 4130
Bracelet: Yellow gold
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Box and papers

The Rolex Daytona has been, since the beginning of its history, inextricably linked to the world of motor racing. Elegant and very sporty, this model didn’t immediately enjoy great success but year after year it managed to climb positions in the list of the most desired and sought after watches among enthusiasts and collectors. Its style has now become iconic and in these decades Rolex has also ventured and indulged in creating some absolutely fascinating and precious versions of the Daytona. It all started with two special models from the 1980s made on special request and in limited quantities: references 6269 and 6270, both set with diamonds bezel and dials. This more "brilliant" version of the Daytona also led to the creation of the Daytona Beach collection in the early 2000s, but among the most successful versions that are now at the center of a whirling demand there’s the Rainbow Daytona, like the model offered here in 18k yellow gold. This reference 116598RBOW maintains the classic style of a Daytona with screw back and pushers together with a yellow gold oyster bracelet. The tonneau shape case is in NOS conditions with stil all the original plastics and is embellished on the lugs and crown guards with a precious diamond-set. The main character of this model is for sure the colorful bezel set with baguette-cut sapphires in the colours of the rainbow. The dial further contributes to enriching the color range and the preciousness of this watch with the dark black background, the diamond indexes and the shimmering subdials which create a mix of glittering lights. Precious and very bold, this watch is accompanied by its original box and warranty and the perfect statement for any watch collectors.