A very fine and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with guarantee and fitted presentation box

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1999
    Reference No: 16520
    Case No: A 571’594
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3040, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, stamped “78390, A”, max length 200 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Further delivered with original Rolex guarantee with retailer stamped Centre Bijoux Diamants dated 24th December 1999, green wallet, calendar card, extra links, hangtags, bezel protector, product literature, outer packaging and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present example is a beautiful example of a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in steel reference 16520 with a black dial and “A” series. The “A” series was one of the last of the Zenith Daytona family, it was the modernized version of the Zenith Daytona family and is highly sought after by connoisseurs and collectors.

    This present example is offered in overall excellent condition with a beautifully crisp case. The lot is also accompanied further with all original Rolex accessories, including guarantee, hangtags, and presentation box.

  • Maker Bio

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Rolex

Ref. 16520
A very fine and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with guarantee and fitted presentation box

勞力士,「Cosmograph Daytona」型號16520,精鋼自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配計時功能和中心秒針,約1999年製。附原裝錶盒、保證卡、配件

1999
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
HK$180,000 - 350,000 
€20,300-39,500
$23,100-44,900

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Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
thomasperazzi@phillips.com
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019