Rolex
116589SALV Daytona with Sapphires & Meteorite Dial

  • Collection: Cosmograph Daytona
  • Model reference: 116589SALV
  • Case/Size: White gold, 40mm
  • Dial: Meteorite Dial
  • Movement: Automatic winding
  • Functions: Chronograph
  • Specificity: Set with sapphires & Meteorite Dial
  • Condition: Very Good / 2006
  • Collection: Daytona
  • Model Reference: 116589SALV
  • Case/Size: White Gold / 40mm
  • Dial: Meteorite Dial
  • Movement: Automatic winding
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Chronograph
  • Specificity: Set with Sapphires & Meteorite Dial
  • Condition / Year: Very Good / Excellent / 2006
  • Box / Papers: Yes / Yes
  • Additional Info: Serviced in 2023 by Rolex, Under warranty until end of 2025
  • Price: Upon Request
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All the watches we offer come with a 2 year warranty but this timepiece enjoys a guarantee covered by the manufacturer, valid internationally at any flagship store or official retailer carrying the respective brand. If you wish we are happy to assist you handling this task. Scope of coverage subject to manufacturer’s policy, please contact us for more information.

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Description

The Daytona story began like a love story with racecar drivers, one of the most successful drivers used to wear Rolex watches was Sir Malcom Campbell who set many speed records in Europe and in a Florida city called Daytona Beach, he attracted the attention of Rolex and became their ambassador.

In 1955 version, the Reference 6234, was labeled the “Rolex Chronograph” a pre-Daytona model.
The birth, in 1963 the Rolex Chronograph reference 6239 with a tachometer scale engrave on the bezel to enhance readability of the dial was released, incredibly the initial name Rolex used was “Le Mans”, another famous racetrack based in France.  It’s only by 1965 that the *Daytona* name started to be printed on the dial of the 6239. Surprisingly the Daytona wasn’t a success back then, despite celebrities like Paul Newman endorsing it.

Eventually the model became popular and a more modern version was released in 1988 using an automatic Zenith “El Primero” modified movement, the reference 16520 (steel), reference 16523 (in steel and gold) and reference 16528 (in yellow gold).  Main difference was the case size of 40mm, 3mm bigger than its predecessor and the adoption of a sapphire crystal to replace the Plexiglas.  The limited supply helped the watch achieve a cult status.

By 2000, Rolex started to use an in-house movement on the new 116500 series, it remained the most sought after model.

 

The present reference is the Rolex 116589SALV Daytona with it sapphires bezel and mesmerizing Meteorite Dial is a testament to the brand’s unmatched craftsmanship in the realm of luxury timepieces. Crafted with the utmost precision, this watch is housed in a case of 18 ct white gold, which brings out the luscious radiance of the 24 sapphires that grace its bezel. These gems catch the light and the eye, ensuring that this watch is more than an instrument of time—it is a piece of art.

The dial, made from authentic meteorite, is a slice of the cosmos on your wrist. Each pattern is as individual as a fingerprint, making every 116589SALV uniquely your own. Complemented by 18 ct gold hands and markers, the face of this Daytona is a balance of opulence and legibility. The trio of sub-dials is meticulously set against this stellar backdrop, ready to precisely measure time with an elegance that only Rolex can offer.

It is paired with a luxurious maroon leather strap, lending a touch of traditional sophistication and a warm, inviting color that accentuates the rich hues of sapphires. This strap not only enhances the watch’s comfort and style but also its exclusivity.

At the heart of this horological marvel beats the Rolex Calibre 4130, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement that’s a signature of reliability and Rolex engineering. Its superb performance is further ensured by the Parachrom hairspring, offering increased resistance to shocks and temperature variations.

The watch has been serviced by Rolex in 2023, ensuring that every component is functioning to its optimal specifications. The watch also comes with a warranty valid until the end of 2025.

 

 

Rolex – bio

Founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis in London, initially as Wilsdorf & Davis Ltd. Renamed Rolex by 1908 and moved its base of operations to Geneva, Switzerland in 1919.  Their success is due to their innovation namely the legendary “Oyster” case – first water resistant watch and their extremely reliable movements.
The most famous models are Datejust, Day-Date, Daytona, Explorer, GMT-Master, Submariner and many more.
The company is owned by the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, a family private trust.
One story, never confirmed by Wilsdorf, recounts that the name came from the French words “horlogerie exquise”‘è, meaning “exquisite clockwork”.