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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1988
    Reference No: 16523, inside case back stamped 16500
    Movement No: 10'848
    Case No: R912134
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18k yellow gold and stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 4030, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold and stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, 185 mm. maximum length, end link stamped 403
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Attestation de Chronomètre Officiel dated February 1989, International Service Guarantee dated 24 October 2014 and pouch.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Steel and gold, or "two-tone" watches are beginning to come back in vogue. This can be seen with important manufactures today introducing steel and gold bracelet watches into current production. Recently serviced at Rolex and kept in a wonderful state of preservation, this floating automatic Daytona with black dial and champagne registers still retains its original guarantee and gives a sporty yet elegant look.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 16523, inside case back stamped 16500
A fine and rare yellow gold and stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with suspended logo cosmograph black dial, bracelet and original guarantee

1988
38 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$137,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am