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Auction Ended
07/29/22
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Lot #1564

Rolex Daytona 116500LN Black Dial

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Introduction

Released in 2000 as a brand new generation of Daytona, Rolex made several subtle changes to the previous “Zenith” Daytona. To begin with, the dial layout had changed slightly, with the running seconds subdial moving from 9 o'clock to 6' clock. Additionally, the subdials were no longer in line with the center of the dial. Instead, they moved up slightly above the middle of the dial (running from 9 to 3 o'clock). Additionally, Rolex gave the new Daytona broader indices to accommodate more lume, longer lugs, and a mirror finish on the case flanks to differentiate the latest generation even further. But, without doubt, the latest generation’s most significant upgrade was Rolex’s new (at the time) in-house automatic cal. 4130 chronograph movement. Designed to be ruthlessly efficient, it has just 201 parts - a 20% decrease on the previous movement, the cal. 4030, making for an even more reliable movement requiring even less servicing. Additionally, with more space free to accommodate a larger mainspring, Rolex increased the cal. 4030's power reserve from 50 to 72 hours in the cal. 4130. All in all, even for a 20+ year old movement, the cal. 4130 is incredible even by today’s standards and fitting for the Daytona’s legendary legacy.

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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Hangtags

Est. value range

$25,000 – $35,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

40mm

Model

Daytona

Movement

Automatic cal. 4130

Reference

116500LN

Bracelet

Stainless steel Oyster bracelet

Year

2020

Condition

Near-Mint

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

Black

THE DIAL

Amongst some of the most recognizable dials in watchmaking, this Daytona sports a jet black dial with silver subdial chapter rings that combine to match its black Cerachrom bezel and stainless steel construction.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Measuring 40mm in diameter, the Daytona wears on the wrist with a comfortable familiarity that enables anyone to easily pull it off.

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 near mint like new condition. Watch appears virtually unworn, but the bracelet has been sized. Including the link on the side, the bracelet is full length .

Our Perspective

Leading the pack in the world of iconic chronographs with its storied past, fantastic movement, and timeless design, the Daytona is a true icon within watchmaking, and the black dial has been part of the collection since its inception.

Sam Hines

Managing Director

Lot # 1564

Rolex Daytona 116500LN Black Dial

Sold

$29,700

Ended
07/29/22