Rolex The white gold Meteorite dial Daytona ref. 116589

Model: ,
Year of issue: 2000
Reference number: 116589
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € 62.500


Very rare and attractive 18k white gold Rolex Daytona ref. 116589, manufactured in 2000. The present 116589 Daytona is fitted with the ultra rare and attractive meteorite dial. Due to its natural composition, each meteorite dial is just unique: a slice of Gibeon meteorite was precisely cut and a layer of acid-wash was subsequently applied on the surface to intensify the natural texture of the meteorite. The beauty of this specimen is enhanced by a 24 baguette diamond-set bezel and Roman white gold applied numerals. The white gold case, combined with the diamonds set of the bezel and the light grey nuances of the meteorite dial, create a wonderful frozen effect of purity which is balanced by the vivid and vibrating red color of the chronograph hands and the Daytona writing at 6 o’clock position. Definitely an extraordinary example of luxury and understated sporty elegance. Case n: P199xxx Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130 Diameter: 40mm  Box & Papers: None Manufactured in: 2000


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.