Rolex Daytona ‘Racing’ 116509
The Rolex Daytona ‘Racing’ 116509 we’re offering here is still Rolex’s current 18k white gold Daytona variant. This die-hard, yet super-deluxe chronograph is fitted with Rolex’s discontinued silver ‘Racing’ dial with black sporty Arabic numerals and absolutely striking red details for all chronograph functions. The way this beauty sits on your wrist is truly something else, the heft of the 18k white gold alone will make you realize this watch is something special. Add that well-balanced and attractive, Racing style dial to the mix and you might just have found your perfect timepiece to rock while measuring the fastest lap of your sports car.
Today, the reference 116509 is the only (new) Daytona watch fitted with a matching white gold Oyster bracelet. The 116509 with discontinued silver Racing dial as seen here, is also one of the more rare models. The 18k white gold case on this Rolex is still nice and strong with the original screw-down winding crown and screw-down chronograph pushers still in place. The fixed 18k white gold, tachymeter engraved bezel does show some signs of wear, but the studio lighting makes this look way worse in the photo’s than it actually is. The heavy 18k white gold Oyster bracelet with its sturdy and well built solid gold Oyster clasp, remains in a very good condition with minimal stretch. That gorgeous silver Racing dial with its sporty red details, reminiscent of all things racing, is absolutely spotless and truly one of the best dials for the Rolex Daytona – you really need to see this one with your own two eyes! All things considered, a white gold Daytona with silver Racing dial is a watch that radiates a certain sophistication, style, and a bag full of cool confidence by the person wearing it.
This Rolex Daytona ‘Racing’ 116509 was fully serviced by our watchmakers and will be sold with a 24 month warranty.
case number: D-serial
year of production: 2005
case diameter: 40mm
movement: automatic, Rolex caliber 4130
box and papers: yes