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$54,550

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Auction Ended
06/24/22
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Lot #1500

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona White Gold Meteorite Dial 116509

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Introduction

Ever since it was first launched in 1963, the Rolex Daytona has had an abundance of incredible variants join its ranks. From vintage diamond-studded yellow gold variants to modern stainless steel variants with ceramic bezels, the collection has seen it all. Perhaps one of the most luxurious of all of those is the ref. 116509 that we have here. Debuting in the year 2000 alongside the birth of the current third generation of Daytona, the ref. 116509 features the Daytona’s latest movement, the automatic cal. 4130. However, since its discontinuation, it has remained as one of the most simultaneously luxurious and understated Daytona variants around. Sporting an entirely 18kt white gold construction, the ref. 116509 is a hefty timepiece indeed, but with the added weight of its meteorite space-rock dial, it is a watch whose aesthetic is entirely monochromatic, and its luxurious heft almost entirely unrivaled. Featuring rather classical Roman numeral hour markers and red hands alongside the subtle acid-etched veining that appears in meteorite, the ref. 116509’s appearance is simply out of this world. Combined with the fact that its internals are as modern as they come in a Daytona and its construction made of the finest materials, the ref. 116509 is seriously deserving of its position as one of the best and most luxurious neo-vintage Daytona variants on the market.

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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$50,000 – $70,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

40mm

Model

Daytona

Movement

Automatic cal. 4130

Reference

116509

Bracelet

18kt white gold Oyster bracelet

Year

2006

Condition

Near-Mint

Material

18kt white gold

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

Meteorite

THE DIAL

Made from a slice of the Gibeon meteorite from Namibia, each meteor Rolex dial is unique due to the patterns made by the specific mix of materials on display.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Featuring all of the Daytona's most iconic elements, this example sports the collection's signature metal bezel and oyster bracelet alongside its incredible Roman numeral-sporting meteorite dial and striking red hands.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in overall near mint condition. Bezel retains the black enameling and has sharp edges. Minor wear visible on the polished areas of the watch as well as on the bottom of the lugs. There is still a partial hologram affixed to the caseback. Watch bracelet has little to no stretch and was previously sized for a small wrist, but all the links removed are included.

Our Perspective

An incredibly luxurious, rare, and beautiful variant of the illustrious Daytona, the ref. 116509's meteorite dial combines with its 18kt white gold case and bracelet to create a monochromatic marriage of unadulterated style and exuberance.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder

Lot # 1500

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona White Gold Meteorite Dial 116509

Sold

$54,550

Ended
06/24/22