Ayrton Senna is the incredible (and multiple times World Champion) F1 driver who spent away 25 years prior (as of now). Today we show you a watch 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 toward the beginning of the day (nearby 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 sell off on May 11-12 in Geneva, where they will offer a watch connected to Ayrton Senna, the Brazilian F1 driver that won three World Championships (1988, 1990 and 1991). I recollect that Ayrton Senna kicked the bucket in a mishap during the 1994 F1 race in San Marino, however I didn’t follow or watch 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 him race the Monaco circuit in and it is 100% goosebumps guaranteed.

Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna

Although supported by TAG Heuer and wearing the well known S/EL reference S25.706C watch on numerous events ( ), he chose to blessing this 18-carat gold Rolex Daytona reference 16528 to his companion and previous coach Angelo Parilla. This R-arrangement Daytona 16528 is the soonest form of the gold programmed chronograph by Rolex. It is controlled 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 variants and their in-house type that was presented in 2000.

Rolex Daytona 16528

Normally, these watches as of now bring a considerable amount of cash (yet compared to a tempered steel model it is as yet appealing to go for gold (fat tip!)), as we found a comparative 1988 Daytona 16528 in rough shape (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 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 comes with the first box, administration guarantee, pocket and a signed image of Ayrton Senna just as a signed protective cap faceguard (Honda) from 1988. Since provenance is critical with this kind of sales, there’s a letter from Angelo Parilla affirming that the gold Rolex Daytona 16528 was without a doubt talented to him.

You can follow the bartering live on May 11-12 by means of the Phillips (and versatile app).