This is the Rolex Daytona Cosmograph Color Change Dial in White Gold – Ref. 116509 made in 2005. The dial is referred to as a “Color Change Dial” because the red hands on the white sub dials have caused them to take a reddish hue. This, of course, makes the timepiece rarer, as not all of the subdials have turned red.
The 40 mm x 12.5 mm stainless steel case (No. D181534) is polished and brushed; it has a screw down case back, pushers and crown. Triplock winding crown protected by the crown guard, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 400 units per hour, sapphire crystal. Satin silver dial with applied black radial Arabic numerals and luminous indexes, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer minute/seconds track. Luminous white gold baton hands.
Inside is Rolex’s self-winding manufacture Cal. 4130 that is rhodium-plated, with 44 jewels, a 72-hour power reserve, a straight line lever escapement, a monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism. Dial, case, and movement signed.
Lot 115 – Antiquorum New York, June, 2012
Estimate $15,000 – $20,000