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'RAINBOW' DAYTONA, REF 116598RBOW YELLOW GOLD DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE-SET CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 2015
Dial: black
Calibre: cal. 4130 automatic, 44 jewels
Movement number: 39'8VP'550
Case: 18k yellow gold, screw-down back
Case number: 70'2Y1'0E5
Closure: 18k yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Dimensions: 40 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 180 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex guarantee, instruction manual and presentation case
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Catalogue Note

There are very few watches that can assume an iconic status, even after several decades, and yet the Rolex Daytona Rainbow has instantly been recognised as a legend by collectors. The model was first introduced in 2012 in yellow gold, such as the present lot, with later iterations having been released in white and pink gold. Only a handful of these pieces are produced each year by Rolex, which is mainly 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 1980s. 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 calibre 4130 that was used within the Saco model, for example. 

The present lot has been enjoyed by its first owner and is offered as a full set with a guarantee and presentation case. 

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