Given by legendary racer Ayrton Senna to his mentor Angelo Parrilla, this Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in 18K yellow gold is a rare watch with a historic pedigree. Parrilla is credited with “discovering” Senna and bringing him to Italy when he was just 18, putting him on the road to greatness. This close relationship is evidenced on the watch’s gold caseback, which reads “A Angelo da Ayrton 1978”, or “To Angelo from Ayrton”. The watch itself is also notable as a reference 16528, the earliest of Rolex’s automatic gold chronograph Daytonas, and has both a rare floating dial and a desirable Mark 1 bezel. It will be accompanied by an autographed picture of Ayrton Senna, an autographed helmet face guard, a letter from Angelo Parrilla confirming the watch was gifted to him, photographs, and the original box, service guarantee, pouch, and product literature.