ROLEX. A VERY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH SODALITE DIAL
ROLEX. A VERY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH SODALITE DIAL
ROLEX. A VERY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH SODALITE DIAL
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ROLEX. A VERY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH SODALITE DIAL

SIGNED ROLEX, DAYTONA MODEL, REF. 116519, CASE NO. F855892, CIRCA 2004

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ROLEX. A VERY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH SODALITE DIAL
SIGNED ROLEX, DAYTONA MODEL, REF. 116519, CASE NO. F855892, CIRCA 2004
Movement: Automatic
Dial: Sodalite
Case: 40 mm. diam.
With: 18k white gold Rolex deployant clasp, Guarantee dated 2005, leather card holder, product literature, later presentation box and outer packaging
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This lot is offered without reserve. This lot is subject to standard Swiss VAT rules and 7.7% VAT will be charged on the ‘hammer’ and the ‘buyer’s premium’

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Lot Essay

The classic combination of the white gold case and blue sodalite hardstone dial is one of the most beautiful ever created for the Daytona line. Only a handful of this highly appealing Daytona model are thought to have been made and very few have appeared in public, rendering the present example a trophy for the aficionado of rare timepieces.

The manufacturing of a hard-stone dial is a complex and lengthy procedure involving cutting a perfectly intact stone into thin slices and then eventually fit them on the dial’s brass base. This technique often leads to damaging the stone and results in only a small number being actually used, with the vast majority of dials being discarded during the manufacturing process. Well preserved examples are therefore highly praised by collectors looking to complement their collection with exclusive examples of the iconic Daytona chronograph.

Sodalite
The name sodalite is a compound word from Latin sodium and Greek lithos for stone and refers to its high sodium content. Sodalite was first found in the Ilímaussaq massif in the province of Kitaa (West Greenland) and described in 1812 by Thomas Thomson.

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