Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 19, 2023

LOT 117*


EUR 30,400 - 51,000

USD 32,500 - 55,000 / HKD 254,000 - 424,000 / CHF 30,000 - 50,000

Sold: EUR 117,000

Very fine and extremely rare, stainless steel, self-winding, chronograph wristwatch. With 3 registers. Box and papers

This Lot is submitted to commissions and taxes :
If the lot is delivered within the EU:
a 20% import VAT is due on the hammer price with buyer’s premium, plus 120€ for termination of temporary export, at buyer’s expense.
If the lot is delivered outside EU:
120€ for termination of temporary export is due,at buyer’s expense
Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-7-01

Very good


HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model Daytona

Reference 116520

Year circa 2005

Case No. F299013

Material stainless steel

Bracelet stainless steel Rolex “Oyster” bracelet

Diameter 40 mm.

Length 180 mm. (approx.)

Caliber 4130, adjusted to 5 positions and temperatures, 44 jewels

Weight 140 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories box, hang tag, full stickers on the case


When Malcolm Campbell broke the speed record of 445 km/h on the Daytona Beach circuit in 1935, it was with a Rolex on his wrist. The Daytona International Speedway was born in 1959. This 4 km long circuit hosts the most famous car races such as the Daytona 500 or the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the American equivalent of the 24 hours of Le Mans, of which the Rolex Daytona is the official watch.

The Daytona was thus consecrated as THE watch for car racers. After years of experimentation and researches, the reference 116520 was born. Launched in 2000, it is the first Rolex Daytona equipped with the caliber 4130, the first automatic chronograph movement, entirely produced and signed by Rolex.

The present watch is a superb example of a “color change” beige dial Daytona.