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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1989
    Reference No: 16528, inside case back stamped 16500
    Movement No: 13'495
    Case No: R944810
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 4030, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, 175 mm. maximum length, end links stamped 103
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Attestation de Chronomètre Officiel dated 19 June 1989, International Service Guarantee dated 5 August 2014, polishing cloth, leather wallet and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This all-gold automatic Daytona, recently serviced at Rolex, is in outstanding condition and still retains all accessories. The champagne dial is highlighted beautifully by the "floating" Cosmograph that sits below as if floating beneath the traditional four lines of text.

  • 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. 16528, inside case back stamped 16500
A fine and rvery are yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with suspended logo, cosmograph champagne dial, bracelet, original guarantee and fitted presentation box

1989
39 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 280,000 

Sold for HK$237,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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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