A very fine and rare yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with original guarantee and fitted presentation box, retailed by Tiffany & Co.

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1991
    Reference No: 16518
    Movement No: 51'582
    Case No: N309358
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 4030, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown Rolex crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex undated Officiel Chronometer Certification, product literature, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
    Literature: For another automatic Daytona retailed by Tiffany & Co., please see The Ultimate Rolex Daytona by Pucci Papaleo, pages 568 and 569.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Preserved in an immaculate state, the present Daytona is further highlighted by the famous retail signature that graces its style. Retailed by Tiffany & Co. in 1991, the present watch is also accompanied with its original accessories, further highlighting its rarity and collectability.

  • 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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Ref. 16518
A very fine and rare yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with original guarantee and fitted presentation box, retailed by Tiffany & Co.

勞力士,非常精細及罕有,18K黃金腕錶,配計時功能,附證書及盒子,由蒂芙尼銷售,約1991年製

Circa 1991
40 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$150,000 - 200,000 
€17,600-23,500
$19,000-25,000

sold for HK$375,000

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016