ROLEX. AN EXUBERANT AND RARE 18K GOLD, DIAMOND, AND ORANGE SAPPHIRE AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH 'LEOPARD' DIAL
ROLEX. AN EXUBERANT AND RARE 18K GOLD, DIAMOND, AND ORANGE SAPPHIRE AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH 'LEOPARD' DIAL
ROLEX. AN EXUBERANT AND RARE 18K GOLD, DIAMOND, AND ORANGE SAPPHIRE AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH 'LEOPARD' DIAL
ROLEX. AN EXUBERANT AND RARE 18K GOLD, DIAMOND, AND ORANGE SAPPHIRE AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH 'LEOPARD' DIAL
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ROLEX. AN EXUBERANT AND RARE 18K GOLD, DIAMOND AND YELLOW SAPPHIRE-SET AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH LEOPARD-PRINT DIAL

SIGNED ROLEX, DAYTONA MODEL, REF. 116598SACO, CASE NO. K591067, CIRCA 2001

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ROLEX. AN EXUBERANT AND RARE 18K GOLD, DIAMOND AND YELLOW SAPPHIRE-SET AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH LEOPARD-PRINT DIAL
SIGNED ROLEX, DAYTONA MODEL, REF. 116598SACO, CASE NO. K591067, CIRCA 2001
Movement: Automatic
Dial: Leopard print, diamond-set hour markers
Case: 40 mm. diam.
With: Sir Elton John Sale Certificate, 18k gold Rolex deployant clasp stamped '24643', later presentation box

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Lot Essay

Introduced at the 2004 Basel Fair, the gold Daytona Chronograph reference 116598 SACO immediately had the horology world talking about it thanks to its outlandish design. With diamond hour markers on the dial, a leopard print background, echoed on the strap, the bezel is encrusted with 36 square-cut yellow sapphires, the hoods between the lugs are encrusted with 48 brilliant-cut diamonds and with 8 diamond-set numerals. Once again Rolex manages to reinvent the rules of contemporary horology.

Furthermore, the present watch is set with 36 yellow sapphires weighing approximately 5.00 carats and 56 diamonds weighing approximately 1.50 carats.

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