ROLEX. A VERY RARE AND IMPRESSIVE 18K WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, RAINBOW-COLOURED MULTI-GEM SET BEZEL, DIAMONDSET LUGS AND PROTECTIVE CROWN GUARDS, DATE, ORIGINAL GUARANTEE AND BOX
SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, COSMOGRAPH, DAYTONA, REF. 116599RBOW, CASE NO. 360Z0653, MANUFACTURED IN 2012
Cal. 4130 automatic movement, 44 jewels, black dial, diamond numerals and Arabic quarters, luminous hands, central red arrow chronograph hand, outer fifths of a second divisions, three multi-tone silvered subsidiary dials for 12 hours and 30 minutes registers, constant seconds, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, rainbow-coloured multi-gem set bezel, diamond-set lugs and protective crown-guards, screw back, screw down crown, two round screw down chronograph buttons in the band, 18K white gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed.
With Rolex combined International Guarantee and Attestation de Chronometre card dated 26 November 2012, product literature, seal, fitted green presentation box and outer packaging. Rolex is a watch manufacturer who can alternate seamlessly from classic to avant-garde designs. This has been demonstrated numerous times over the decades. For example, the gold reference 6262 in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the diamond-set reference 6269 and reference 6270 in the 1980s, the beach Daytonas and the Leopard at the beginning of the new millennium. This tradition of innovation lives on in the second decade of this century, as this watch demonstrates.
Whilst maintaining the case style and overall dial layout of a normal Daytona, it is apparent that this masterpiece is anything but normal. The bezel is studded with baguette cut sapphires in the colours of the rainbow, the lugs and crown guard are set with brilliant cut diamonds. This case design is sublime, encasing the large white masterpiece case in a multi-coloured aura. The innovation continues on the dial. While the graphic is similar to that of normal Daytonas, the colour scheme creates a daring masterpiece of innovation and design exploration. Diamond hour markers shine on the pitch black dial, as do the sub dials, whose colour scheme is revolutionary on a Daytona. Their indefinable tridimensional camoufage/ crystal shards effect imparts a delicate glitter that combines with the markers and the bezel in a fusion of glittering lights.
The groundbreaking design of this treasure is sure to make it a favorite of collectors in years to come. It is offered here in perfect condition, still bearing its protective plastic stickers on the case and its sales kit. This is an extremely rare opportunity for any horology enthusiast.
Courtesy of Christie's