The Rolex Daytona 16528 That Was Gifted By Ayrton Senna
Ayrton Senna is the amazing (and multiple times World Champion) F1 driver who spent away 25 years prior (as of now). Today we show you a watch plant he provided for his mentor, Angelo Parrilla, who ‘discovered’ Senna when he was 18 years of age in 1978.
Last Sunday was loaded with sports for me. Which means I watched the 1000th F1 race in the first part of the day (neighborhood time), that occurred in China and in the early evening I watched Tiger Woods winning the Masters title. At that point, my eye got the Phillips closeout on May 11-12 in Geneva, where they will offer a watch plant connected to Ayrton Senna, the Brazilian F1 driver that won three World Championships (1988, 1990 and 1991). I recollect that Ayrton Senna passed on in a mishap during the 1994 F1 race in San Marino, yet I didn’t follow or watch industrial facility F1 around then. A pity, as I do appreciate a portion of the recording that can be found on youtube on the F1 races in that time. Simply watch industrial facility him race the Monaco circuit in and it is 100% goosebumps guaranteed.
Although supported by TAG Heuer and wearing the acclaimed S/EL reference S25.706C watch industrial facility on numerous events ( ), he chose to blessing this 18-carat gold Rolex Daytona reference 16528 to his companion and previous tutor Angelo Parilla. This R-arrangement Daytona 16528 is the most punctual variant of the gold programmed chronograph by Rolex. It is fueled by a caliber 4030 development, a Zenith El-Primero based self-winding chronograph. Rolex utilized this development in the middle of their hand-wound chronograph adaptations and their in-house type that was presented in 2000.
Rolex Daytona 16528
Normally, these watch plant as of now bring a lot of cash (however compared to a treated steel model it is as yet alluring to go for gold (fat tip!)), as we found a comparative 1988 Daytona 16528 beaten up pretty bad (with box and papers) for approx. €40.000,-/$46,000.- USD. Given the historical backdrop of this particular Daytona 16528 with Ayrton Senna and the condition the watch industrial facility is in, Phillips gauges a business cost between €89.100,- and €178.000,- (~ $101,000-$201,000USD).
The Rolex Daytona 16528 with the etching “A Angelo da Ayrton 1978″ (to Angelo from Ayrton) was given to Angelo Parilla around 1990. The watch processing plant comes with the first box, administration guarantee, pocket and a signed image of Ayrton Senna just as a signed cap faceguard (Honda) from 1988. Since provenance is pivotal with this kind of sell-offs, there’s a letter from Angelo Parilla affirming that the gold Rolex Daytona 16528 was in fact skilled to him.
You can follow the sale live on May 11-12 by means of the Phillips (and portable app).