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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1992
    Reference No: 16528
    Case No: X758’353
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4030, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, stamped 78360, max length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex punched warranty dated October 27 1993, Rolex Garantie Internationale de Service card dated November 15, 2017, product literature and brown Rolex leather slip

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present timepiece is a highly attractive example of a bejeweled Daytona Cosmograph. Bejeweled pieces have been known since the 80s, when Rolex first experimented with an extremely limited number of manually-wound bejeweled pieces - references 6269 and 6270. With the advent of the 90s, the marque evolved toward innovative and more exotic designs and Rolex once again, in extremely limited quantities, produced a number of pieces with gem-set bezel and diamond-pavé dial with gem-set numerals, like the present watch in outstanding condition.

  • 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
A very fine, rare and attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with diamond and emerald-set dial, bracelet and original certificate

Circa 1992
40 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$546,000 - 936,000 
€60,300-103,000
$70,000-120,000

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