Rolex “The Diamond-set Sodalite Daytona ref. 16519”

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Year of issue: 1999

Reference number: 16519

Serial number: A786xxx

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Monaco

Price in EUR €: n/a

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Very rare 18k white gold Daytona ref. 16519, manufactured in 1999. Preserved in amazing condition, the present Zenith Daytona is fitted with the rare sodalite hardstone dial and diamond-set numerals. Blue crocodile leather strap with 18k white gold Rolex folding deployant clasp.


Corrado Mattarelli


Birth of a Horological Icon Timepiece  The myth around the iconic Rolex Daytona has spread around the world recent years. Always has the Daytona model been attached to motor racing, at first Rolex called their new Cosmograph the “Le Mans” and little later to “Daytona” when Rolex started to sponsor the well known U.S. speedway.
Cosmograph: a name that was to be the forerunner of great fortune. Actually, the choice of the name proved to be neither easy nor expected. Whilst Rolex on the one hand flirted with the car-racing world, on the other hand it could not remain unaware of the vast media attention, which at that time was surrounding the conquest of outer space.