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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 303

    Rolex. A fine and extremely rare stainless steel automatic chronograph wristwatch with bracelet and no Daytona dial

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, COSMOGRAPH, REF. 116520, CASE NO. F731092, CIRCA 2003

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    Rolex. A fine and extremely rare stainless steel automatic chronograph wristwatch with bracelet and no Daytona dial
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Cosmograph, ref. 116520, case no. F731092, circa 2003
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    DIAL: white gloss dial, luminous square and baton numerals, luminous hands, outer minute and second divisions, three subsidiary dials with sunken engine-turned silvered chapter ring for constant seconds, 12 hours and 30 minutes registers
    CASE: stainless steel tonneau-shaped, bezel with tachymeter scale calibrated for 400 units per hour, screw back, screw down crown, two screw down chronograph buttons in the band, 39 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BRACELET/CLASP: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, overall length of bracelet approx. 170 mm.
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Rolex punched Guarantee printed Dubail, Paris and dated 2.3.05, green Rolex folder with Official Chronometer Certification booklet, sale tags and correspondence from Rolex confirming the authenticity of the dial


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    The present lot is an exceedingly rare example of the reference 116520 without the red 'Daytona' moniker to the dial. According to the correspondence between the owner and Rolex the dial is original and it is clearly confirmed that the watch was born this way. This absence could be explained by a lack of quality check at the manufacture, after a full day of work a minute of inattention could easily imply such impact.
    Further to the correspondance between Rolex and the actual owner, this very rare Daytona 116520 is offered with a punched guarantee dated 2nd March 2005.

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