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Rolex
DAYTONA RAINBOW, REFERENCE 116595RBOW PINK GOLD DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE-SET CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE-SET DIAL AND CASE WITH BRACELET CIRCA 2018
Estimate
140,000240,000
LOT SOLD. 237,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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Rolex
DAYTONA RAINBOW, REFERENCE 116595RBOW PINK GOLD DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE-SET CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE-SET DIAL AND CASE WITH BRACELET CIRCA 2018
Estimate
140,000240,000
LOT SOLD. 237,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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DAYTONA RAINBOW, REFERENCE 116595RBOW PINK GOLD DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE-SET CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE-SET DIAL AND CASE WITH BRACELET CIRCA 2018
Dial: diamond and sapphire-set
Calibre: cal. 4130 automatic, 44 jewels
Movement number: V8’A21’058
Case: 18ct pink gold Oyster, sapphire and diamond-set, screw-down crown, pushers and back
Case number: 5T’258’450
Closure: 18ct pink gold Rolex Oyster bracelet with integrated folding clasp
Dimensions: 40mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 200mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex Guarantee, Rolex user manual, chronometer tag and presentation case
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Catalogue Note

There are very few watches that can assume an iconic status, even after several decades. The Daytona Rainbow has instantly been recognized as a legend by collectors.

The model was first introduced in 2012 in yellow gold and later in white gold. In 2018, Rolex revealed the Everose version, the pink gold edition. This last version is considered by many as the most beautiful, as the warm pink gold perfectly complements and reaffirms the sapphire-set rainbow bezel. The pink gold edition also introduced the baguette rainbow indexes as opposed to the simpler, brilliant diamond-set indexes of the two previous versions. The model is sometimes further obtainable with a black or a rarer fully pavé diamond-set dial, such as the present lot.

Only a handful of these pieces are produced each year by Rolex. This is due to the difficulty in sourcing perfectly calibrated sapphires of the right colour to construct the spectacular rainbow beautifully adorning the bezel.

The Rolex tradition of setting precious stones on the Daytona started in the 1980's. This began with some rare 6239 examples with brilliant diamond-set bezels and the famous reference 6270 with a baguette diamond-set bezel. Rolex continued experimenting with the use of precious stones and special dials during the Zenith Daytona era as well as with the introduction of the in-house movement, the caliber 4130 that was used within the Saco model, for example. Nonetheless, never before the Rainbow did a Daytona go so far in the pursuit of a bold and uncompromising, yet timeless model. 

Not only is the Rainbow, especially in pink gold, the ultimate modern Daytona, but it is without doubt one of the most exceptional pieces ever produced by Rolex.

This watch, offered in excellent condition and with its complete set is the first of its kind to appear at auction. It is the first pink gold version to be presented for sale with its original sublime and rare pavé diamond-set dial. 

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