Rolex Daytona Meteorite Dial Watch Available On James List

Rolex Daytona Meteorite Dial Watch Available On James List

Rolex Daytona Meteorite Dial Watch Available On James List   sales auctions

I am always torn about writing about Rolex watches - because frankly, they don't need the press. While I'd be happy wearing any number of Rolex watches (although I feel most of them are too small these days), there are a few interesting models that standout to me that don't get a lot of face time. In fact, many of my favorite Rolex watches are less than stellar sellers. These include two-tone models (Rolesor) and models like this Rolex Daytona with a meteorite dial.

Personally, I love meteorite dials. I don't think that I collected rocks as a kid, but stuff from space did fascinate me. In this case, the "source" of the dial is actually more interesting to me than the look of it. Though I do admit, as far as stone dials go, acid washed meteorite is pretty nice. Plus, Rolex being Rolex, they are going to choose the nicest meteorite they can get their hands on. Rolex has a problem in this area though. There are so many "modified" Rolex watches out there, it is very hard to tell with rarer models like this whether or not they came directly from Rolex, or are the product of some after market modification. Such mods aren't bad in theory, but not all of them are created equally. I have seem some awful, awful modified watches in my life (Rolexes being among them).

Rolex Daytona Meteorite Dial Watch Available On James List   sales auctions

As far as I know Rolex only offered (offers) the Daytona with a meteorite dial in an 18k white gold case - with nice looking red chronograph hands. Not sure if you can find them with the hour markers instead of the Roman Numerals. The case is 40mm wide - which is small to me these days. But For a Daytona I would sport the size with pleasure (especially with a cool meteorite dial). Here you can see it with a nice brown leather strap. Price is about $20,000 - $25,000, depending on where you can find it.

See a Rolex Daytona Meteorite dial watch on James List here.

7 comments
Steveooo85
Steveooo85

finally a non-boring rolex. Id still rather have something else :-/

bobs watches
bobs watches

This is one of the best looking Rolex watches.  A very unique design for Rolex.

Kevin Costa
Kevin Costa

I really want a Daytona but in a yellow gold case and bracelet ref 116528 I believe.

Seth Grenald
Seth Grenald

I have a number of Gibeon pieces. A few slices and a bunch of spheres. Dean is right that the etched patterns on Gibeon are beautiful. You can probably save yourself quite a bit of money by having a dial custom made. Gibeon only costs about a buck a gram, and even with cutting and shaping, a meteorite dial would probably only cost a few hundred dollars to make, at most.

Dean Grant Baker
Dean Grant Baker

My favourite Rolex, except for the strap, I dislike straps.
I know an AD that has one NIB, altho it has been under lights for awhile.
The only reason I passed is my personal rule, that I'll never purchase another watch on strap again.
The Gibeon meteorite has wonderful Widmanstatten patterns. I bought slice of it, and a few others. Allegedly; export of the meteorite out of Namibia is illegal.

Ahmed
Ahmed

Why will you never purchase another watch on strap again? (I just bought a IWC 1993 limited edition Portuguese and don't want to wear it so I won't ware the croc strap!!)