Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

LOT 367

ROLEX, REF. 16519, salmon dial, white gold An extremely fine and very rare, self-winding, 18k white gold chronograph wristwatch.

CHF 50,000 - 80,000

HKD 400,000 - 640,000 / USD 50,000 - 80,000

Sold: CHF 149,000

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Grading System
Grade: CHECK
Case: 1-8

As new

Slightly scratched

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex

Model Daytona

Reference Ref. 16519

Year 1997

Bracelet Leather with 18k white gold Rolex deployant clasp

Numbers Case N. U 412'635

Caliber 4030

Dimensions 39 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement.


Produced in 1998, this white gold 16519 features a unique salmon/pink coloured dial. While scholars are still debating its origins, some say it was an extremely limited version made for VIP clients, others say it was a study before being replaced by mother of pearl dials for the production version. Its beauty and allure are incontestable, the contrast of the white gold case and warm pink dial make for striking color combination that will delight the most discerning Rolex collectors. According to our research it is the first time this version of Daytona has appeared at auction and is an opportunity not to be missed in the ever increasing collectability of modern Daytonas.