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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1995
    Reference No: 16520
    Movement No: 106'425
    Case No: W903’450
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4030, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, reference 78390, endlinks stamped 503B, max. length 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with punched guarantee stamped by Murray Jewelers on July 16, 1996, Rolex green leather fitted presentation box, hang tags, Rolex micro fiber cloth, product literature and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    This example features a pristine white dial, with contrasting black subsidiary rings. Bearing a “W” serial number, this Daytona is correctly fitted with the rare and highly coveted ‘400’ graduation bezel. The present lot is fitted with an alluring “Mark IV” white dial in like new condition. It is impossible for the condition of this watch to go overlooked. The watch is presented in exceptionally well condition, further evidenced by the original green Rolex sticker on the caseback.

    Such a complete and immaculate watch is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that does not come around often, and is sure to satisfy the most discerning Rolex collectors.

  • 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 fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, warranty, presentation box and hang tags

Circa 1995
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 190,000 
€13,300-21,000
$15,400-24,400

Sold for HK$262,500

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