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Rolex Daytona 116509 'MoP Diamond'
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It seems like everyone and their mother is on the hunt for a Daytona. Speaking of mothers and Daytonas: isn’t this white gold 116509 with mother of pearl dial just to die for?We love precious metal Daytonas with gemstone dials because they truly put the luxury in the luxury sports watches category. The understated glamor of white gold, a pearl dial, and diamond indices are the perfect stealth wealth combination on this watch.This ref. 116509 was produced in 2019 and is executed in a luxurious 40 mm 18k white gold case with polished lugs. The matching 18k white gold Oyster bracelet features polished center links, a detail that is continued on the solid gold folding clasp. The mother of pearl dial displays an amazing rainbow-like pattern under the right angles and features luxurious factory-set brilliant-cut diamond indices with 18k white gold surroundings.The watch is in practically unworn condition and comes as a full set with the original box and papers.
Rolex Cosmograph DaytonaRolex started making chronographs in the 1930s, but it was only in 1963 that a named product line was introduced: the Cosmograph. In some early advertisements, Rolex referred to the watch as the ‘Le Mans’ after the famous race track in France, although the name never appeared on the dial. After a few years, the line was officially renamed Cosmograph Daytona, after the racetrack in Florida.The most noticeable difference between these Cosmograph (Daytona) models and earlier Rolex chronographs was the tachymeter scale (used for measuring distance and speed) that was moved from its traditional placement on the dial to the bezel. Furthermore, the dial was updated with the introduction of contrasting sub-dials.It's hard to imagine now, but Daytonas received little love after their release. Most Daytonas languished in dealer displays for years and only started to get noticed by Italian collectors and dealers in the late 1980s. Nowadays, Daytonas are among the most sought after Rolex models, fetching prices from $20,000 for modern ones to many millions for rare vintage references. A big contrast with the $210 list price when it was first released!
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