2000 Rolex Daytona Tahitian MOP Dial Ref. 116518 (with Papers)

Year of issue: 2000
Reference number: 116518
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ 42,000


Tahitian heat       - We love the Daytona and one reason is that this Sport watch has been paired with a wide variety of dials, especially the leather strap models. This 116518 Daytona is 22 years old but in a stunning condition. The yellow gold has patina'd in some areas and showing very light aging looking almost pink gold. The case and bezel are in awesome condition and house a factory Tahitian Mother of Pearl dial. This combination is to die for. The dial has applied Roman numerals and bears gilt graphics, looking great on the colorful surface of the Mother of Pearl. This 116518 is a crazy watch on the wrist and we are happy to offer it here with original punched papers from Italy.

Brand Rolex
Model Daytona Tahitian MOP dial
Ref. No. 116518
Serial No. P594XXX
Year 2000
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Excellent 18K case that has been lightly polished in the past and is not showing much wear from age. The bezel is also in excellent condition, the numbers still have all enamelling present
Bracelet / Strap Black Rolex Alligator strap with 18K Rolex deployment clasp
Dial Excellent Tahitian Mother of Pearl dial with applied Arabic numerals
Price AED 154,350/ USD 42,000
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Automatic
Functions Chronograph
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers Original Punched, stamped and dated Warranty Certificate from Italy


Tariq Malik


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.