Rolex The full set white gold Sodalite Daytona ref. 16519

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1999
Reference number: 16519
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € n/a


Extremely rare and attractive 18k white gold Rolex Daytona ref.16519, manufactured in 1999. The present 16519 Daytona is fitted with a very rare sodalite hardstone dial: the charming blue-black maculate color is enhanced by the diamond numerals. Moreover the tone of the registers is slightly lighter creating a wonderful two tone effect. Powered with the cal. 4030 Zenith movement, it stands out for its extraordinary condition.  The 18k white gold case still retains the original Rolex sticker on the case back. Accompanied by the original Rolex Guarantee and box, it definitely represents a great example of Rolex mastery of fanciful and pleasing creations. Case n: A344xxx Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4030 Diameter: 40mm Box & Papers: Rolex Guarantee and Box Manufactured in: 1999


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.