A Daytona Rainbow Rolex has sold for £237,500 at Sotheby’s London auction.The pink gold diamond and sapphire-set chronograph watch is recognized as a legend by collectors.

Ony a handful of these pieces are produced each year by Rolex due to the difficulty in sourcing perfectly calibrated sapphires of the right colour to construct the spectacular rainbow. It is one of the most exceptional pieces ever produced by Rolex.

Daytona Rainbow Rolex
Daytona Rainbow Rolex

This watch is the first pink gold version to be presented for sale with its original sublime and rare pavé diamond-set dial. The model was first introduced in 2012 in yellow gold and later in white gold.

In 2018, Rolex revealed the Everose version, the pink gold edition. This last version is considered by many as the most beautiful, as the warm pink gold perfectly complements and reaffirms the sapphire-set rainbow bezel.