Rolex Daytona 18K Yellow Gold Black Dial Rainbow Diamonds 116598RBOW (Box Set)
Serial number: 1Vxxxxxx
Rolex is a watch manufacturer that can alternate seamlessly from classic to avant-garde designs, something that has been demonstrated numerous times over the decades. Remarkable examples of avant-garde designs include the 6262 made in gold in the 1960s and early 1970s, the model 6269 and 6270 made with diamonds in the 1980s, and last but not least, the ‘beach’ colorful Daytona at the beginning of the new millennium.
Many of these ultra-exclusive Rolex watches offer a truly opulent and in-your-face aesthetic, and as a result of their bold designs, they have not always been to everyone’s personal tastes. However, the Rainbow Daytona is so fitting in this era that it currently changes hands for more than three times its retail price. It’s no surprise to see a Rainbow Daytona adorn the wrists of celebrities or that collectors and horology enthusiasts notice every time a Rainbow Daytona is photographed on their wrists.
In 2018, auction record has sold for HKD1,812,500; and in 2022 the pre-owned market is retailing it for over HKD3 million! Question is how much it will worth few years after?
Case: 18K Yellow Gold Case with diamonds lug show sign of wear seem to be unpolished in original condition
Dial: Excellent Condition black / gold crystal with diamond indexes dial along with matching hands; original factory rainbow diamond bezel
Bracelet: 78608 18K Yellow Gold Oyster Bracelet w/ 9 + 1 links & clasp code 1SH
Accessories: Rolex Original Guarantee Card dated 02/24/2013 from Ross-Simons Jewelers; Booklets; red tag & Rolex Green Box