A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
51 Rolex Stunning and Extremely Precious, Daytona, Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch, in White-gold, With Very Rare Roman Numerals Pave-set Dial, Reference 116509, With Box and Papers
Estimate: € 50,000 – 100,000
Sold € 80,600
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Case N°: V587697
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box, Papers, Booklets and Tag
In its whole history, Rolex hardly ever embellished their chronograph models with precious stones. Yet, with the introduction of the automatic Daytona, the manufacture gradually incorporated elaborate Daytona designs to their line of production. In the last few years, the factory-set jeweled Rolex references have become the super-hot watches of choice for the international elite but precious stone-set Cosmograph are still the rarest of all modern production Daytona. The lot here offered is a strikingly lavish and one of the exceedingly few specimens of reference 116509 with pavè diamonds dial to appear in public to date. The incipit 116XXX means that the caliber used is the Rolex automatic 4130, unveiled in 2000 and the first in-house chronograph movement ever produced by the Maison. While the ending 509 means that this is the variant of Daytona manufactured with the 18k white-gold Oyster bracelet (116519 does have a leather strap). In superb overall condition with the bezel displaying a 400-kilometer tachymeter scale, the white-gold case is equipped with its scintillating pave diamond-set dial with black Roman numbers and three subsidiary counters. Furthermore sold with the original warranty, tags and booklets, this factory-set jeweled Daytona is absolutely one of the most sought-after, difficult to find and precious to appear at auction in recent years.