Rare Watches, Magnificent Jewels & Objets de Vertu 14 January 2019 | Monaco

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Include Rare Watches, Magnificent Jewels & Objets de Vertu.

51 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, Ref. 116520, Engraved Caseback for “uae”, Stainless Steel, Accompanied With the Original Rolex Guarantee and Box.

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 35,000

Sold € 28,600

Model: Daytona Cosmograph
Material: Stainless steel
Reference N°: 116520
Year: Circa 2010
Case N°: G585201
Caliber: 4130 automatic
Bracelet: Rolex Oyster stainless steel bracelet
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, case, movement and bracelet
Accessories: Accompanied by original Rolex card guarantee and tag

Successor to Rolex’s very first automatic chronograph, reference 116520 made its debut in the year 2000. The very first in-house automatic winding system, caliber 4130 represented a big technical stride for the brand. The reference 116520 is a fairly recent Daytona which you could still purchase from Rolex as recently as two years ago. Introduced in the year 2000, the model replaced the reference 16520, presenting a new case design and perhaps more importantly, a new COSC-certified movement made from beginning to end inside Rolex’s manufacture. This was Rolex’s first in-house chronograph movement and it impressed both in terms of precision and accuracy. This example, in very nice conditions, presents a very special and extremely rare feature: the caseback is engraved for UAE desert eagle made upon a special request for Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum family. This is very rare opportunity not only for sports watch collectors but for any new lucky owner.

Montre Rolex en acier, modèle Daytona, réf. 116520, accompagnée de sa boite et certificat Rolex. Cet exemple est dans un très bel état et présente une caractéristique très spéciale et extrêmement rare : le fond du boitier est gravé avec l’emblème « UAE Desert Eagle » fabriqué sur demande spéciale de Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum, sultan de l’Oman dans les années 70. C’est une opportunité très rare non seulement pour les collectionneurs de montres de sport, mais aussi pour tout nouveau propriétaire chanceux.