Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces
LOT 245
ROLEX REF. 116520 DAYTONA PRESENTED TO THE WINNER OF THE 2007 24-HOUR ROLEX RACE STEEL Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, Cosmograph Daytona, case No. Z349039, Ref. 116520. Made in 2006, presented to Scooter Gabel, winner of the race. Fine, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Rolex Oysterlock bracelet. Accompanied by the original fitted box, warranty (now void), hang tags, booklets, Rolex 24 cap and Scooter Gabel’s jumpsuit.
C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed down case back engraved: Rolex 24 at Daytona 2007 Winner, push-buttons and crown, Triplock winding-crown protected by the Crown Guard, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 400 units per hour, sapphire crystal. D. Black with applied luminous white gold indexes, subsidiary silver ring dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer minute and 1/5th seconds division. Luminous white gold baton hands. M. Cal. 4130, rhodium-plated, 44 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 6 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 40 mm. Thickness 13 mm. Approx. overall length 200 mm.
Estimate: 35,000 USD - 50,000 USD
Estimate: 33,000 CHF - 47,000 CHF
Estimate: 27,000 EUR - 40,000 EUR
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C 3-9 D 1-01 M 2* AAA
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The present lot is one of the watches given to the winning team of the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona endurance race. This piece was presented to the driver Scooter Gabel after his team's win in their Porsche GT3 Cup Car at the 2007 event. The watch is accompanied by the actual racing suit that Gabel wore and his victory Rolex hat stained with champagne from the post-race celebration.
Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces