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Rolex - White Gold - Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona - Reference M116519 - Grey Meteorite Dial

£34,250.00GBP
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A Pre-owned 18k White Gold, Rolex Cosmograph Daytona on Tan Rolex Leather Strap and White Gold Rolex Clasp. Model M116519, M-Serial with Original Warranty Card, Boxes, and Booklet. Just Back from a Rolex Service August 2021, Still in Factory Service Stickers.

Throughout history, meteorites have been used by mankind to craft all manner of objects from tools and weapons to religious artifacts and even jewellery, however, their use in watches is a more recent phenomenon. Various watch brands use fragments of large meteors sourced from sites in Namibia (Gibeon) and Sweden (Muonionalusta).

Rolex is known to use solid slices of the Gibeon meteorite (Namibia), which is then attached to the surface of the dial and treated with an acid-wash finish to bring out its natural crystalline pattern known as the Widmanstätten pattern, which can only be formed over millennia in outer space. The once dull metal is unrecognisable after hours of painstaking polishing and the angle of the pattern is dependent on which plane was used to cut the original raw material, a labour-intensive process, ensuring each dial is completely unique. 

What’s On Offer 

"Introduced in 1963, the Cosmograph Daytona was designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers. It is an icon forever joined in name and function to the high-performance world of motorsport. More than 50 years after its creation, the Cosmograph Daytona remains in a class of its own among sports chronographs and continues to transcend time." As quoted by Rolex!

This stunning Daytona with its silvery-grey meteorite Roman index dial is in unworn (since recent Rolex service), mint condition and comes still complete with its service stickers, box, original papers, together with, service card/Rolex warranty from August 2021 with the remainder of 2 yrs.

With three recessed sub-dials framed with white gold, applied Roman hour markers, elegant stick hands, and a pop of red on the Daytona signature and chronograph hands, the dial is a handsome package. With the trademark tachymetric bezel and generous dimensions, it is the ultimate luxury sports chronograph reimagined - it's simply out of this world (sorry, I couldn't help it).

We have sold over the years, a few examples of the sought after Meteorite dials and think this is probably one of, if not the, nicest looking Meteorite dials we have sold! A stunning unblemished example of this rare reference and dial combination, ready to enjoy!

Additional information

Made from

Case: White Gold

Dial: Grey Meteorite

Crystal: Sapphire

Bracelet: Original Rolex leather strap with white gold deployant clasp

Technical specifications

Winding: Automatic

Movement Type: Mechanical

Caliber: 4130

Jewels: 44j

Waterproof: 100m

Power reserve: 72hrs

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent

Model Reference Number:  M116519

Date of issue: 

Guarantee: August 2023 by Rolex

Dimensions

Width: 40mm

Lug width: 20mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 47mm

Wrist size:  Adjustable approx 200mm