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Sotheby’s & Bob’s Watches: The Rolex Daytona Capsule Collection

May 22, 2019

BY Paul Altieri


Kicking off right before the 90th Monaco Grand Prix, Bob’s Watches is delighted to partner with Sotheby’s to offer The Rolex Daytona Capsule Collection, a curated selection of 13 superb timepieces that have become synonymous with the world of motor racing.

Rolex Daytona Capsule Collection

The Rolex Daytona Capsule Collection

The specially curated selection spans the entire history of Rolex’s legendary chronograph, from an early 1947 ‘pre-Daytona’ reference 4500, considered to be the first Oyster Chronograph in existence, to the highly coveted Rolex Daytona reference 116500, which caused sensation (and multi-year waitlists at retailers) upon its release in 2016. This sale offers highly collectable wristwatches with a diverse offering of dials, movements, and metals, which chronicle the major milestones of the innovative and storied history of the Rolex Daytona.

Bidding will be open exclusively online from May 24 – 30.

Like every luxury timepiece we sell at Bob’s Watches, each one of these remarkable Rolex Daytona and Pre-Daytona chronographs has been meticulously inspected and authenticated by a team of world-class experts, ensuring that every single watch sold is 100% guaranteed authentic.

Rolex Daytona Capsule Collection

Auction Details

Sale Number: N10108

The Rolex Daytona Capsule Collection sale will be held exclusively online.

Bidding opens on May 24 at 8:00 AM (PDT) and will run until lots start closing on May 30th at 9:00 AM (PDT).

For additional information onThe Rolex Daytona Capsule Collection and how bidding works, visit the auction page on the Sotheby’s website.


Rolex Daytona Capsule Collection


Nate Borgelt, Vice President, Head of Sale

Senior International Specialist, Watches & Clocks

+1 212 606 7184 | Nate.Borgelt@sothebys.com


New bidders may be required to provide two forms of government issued photo identification and proof of address. For certain lots, deposits may also be required. Sotheby’s has sole discretion to request deposits and cancel bids if requirements are not met by bidders.

There is a 1-week processing period for purchased property following the close of the auction. Outbound shipping can be scheduled at the time of payment, but property may not be shipped until 1 week after the sale closes.



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