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Rolex 18k White Gold Ref: 116519 - Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona - Yellow Mother of Pearl Dial - Sold New 2004

£72,500.00GBP
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A Superb and Rare, Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, 'Beach Series' Yellow Mother of Pearl Dial- Full Box (Matching Yellow Lizard) and Papers, Along with Other Yellow Lizard Accessories and original Rolex Writing Pads as Per Our Images. Model Reference 116519 'K' Serial Number. Date Sold New February 2004

Named after the Daytona speedway in Florida and debuted in 1963 as a tool watch for auto racing enthusiasts, with its three subdials for timing laps, the Rolex Daytona quickly became the world's most regal stopwatch. 

In the early 2000s, Rolex introduced a quartet of 18k white-gold 116519 Daytona’s with colourful stone dials. Due to the popping blue, green, yellow, and pink dials, these watches are collectively known as the ‘Beach Daytona’ series.

What’s On Offer 

An absolutely show-stopping watch offered for sale here in the shape of this stunning Daytona with a mesmerising yellow Mother of Pearl dial complete with applied white gold Roman numeral hour markers, elegant stick hands, and recessed subdials which are synonymous with the Daytona reference - quite a feat of engineering in this case given the brittle nature of the natural stone. 

This is the only Rolex ever produced with a special, matching box and leather wallet, the particular example on offer here being the yellow dial and lizard accessories variation. As a result of the limited production, it is rather difficult to find this watch with the correct matching yellow lizard skin box, outer yellow box, notebook cover, and original punched papers, and accessories, making this a particularly collectible and sought-after watch. This watch includes the original and ultra-rare colour-matching lizard-leather Rolex strap together with an 18k white-gold Rolex folding clasp - as the strap the watch is on was sized to the previous owner, there is also a brand new full length spare strap included - also in the yellow lizard. These special straps are not in production anymore, making them all the more desirable. 

The most noticeable difference between these Cosmograph (Daytona) models and earlier Rolex chronographs was the tachymeter scale (used for measuring distance and speed) that was moved from its traditional placement on the dial to the bezel, it remains in good order on this watch with all markings clear and undamaged. 

The watch is in excellent condition with barely any signs of wear, certainly nothing notable, and the watch looks unpolished and sharp, as you would want and expect in such a desirable and sought after piece. A stunning watch that would ravish the wrist of any lucky wearer. Glamour, luxury, and sophistication from the king of bling. I envy the future owner of this watch. Enough said. 

Additional information

Made from

Case: White Gold

Dial: Mother of Pearl

Crystal: Sapphire

Bracelet: Yellow Lizard

Technical specifications

Winding: Automatic

Movement Type: Mechanical

Caliber: 4130

Jewels: 44j

Waterproof: 

Power reserve: 72hrs

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent - 9.5/10

Model Reference Number: 116519

Date of issue: 2004

Guarantee: 12 Months by VWS

Dimensions

Width: 40mm

Lug width: 20mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 46mm

Wrist size: Adjustable