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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1992
    Reference No: 16520
    Case No: N470’188
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4030, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, stamped 78360, end links stamped 503, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40 mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex punched guarantee, product literature and sale tags.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch is a very rare example of the Rolex Zenith Daytona model. Overall appeal of this exclusive trophy is enhanced by the retailer's signature Beyer on the dial, Rolex's distinguished retailer in Switzerland. Beautifully harmonizing with the dial, excellent overall condition and the presence of the original paperwork with Bayer retailer stamp.

    To date, very few examples are known with the Beyer signature, making this watch extremely rare and desirable. Such a complete and immaculate watch is an opportunity that does not come around often, and is sure to satisfy the most discerning collectors of Rolex sport watches.

    Beyer Chronometrie Zurich
    Beyer Chronometrie was the first shop in Switzerland specializing exclusively in watches, clocks and jewelry. The firm is currently managed by René Beyer who represents the seventh generation of the Beyer family.

    The company also owns the renowned Clock and Watch Museum Beyer Zürich, one of the world's most important horological collections. It comprises some 500 pieces dating from 1400 BC to the present day.

  • 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. 16520
A very rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, original certificate, retailed by Beyer

Circa 1992
40 mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$468,000 - 780,000 
€51,700-86,200
$60,000-100,000

Sold for HK$800,000

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

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018