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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 300

    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic chronograph wristwatch with “floating Cosmograph” Tiffany dial and bracelet


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    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic chronograph wristwatch with “floating Cosmograph” Tiffany dial and bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Cosmograph, Tiffany & Co, ref. 16520, movement no. 13937, case no. R944914, circa 1987
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 4030, 31 jewels
    DIAL: black gloss dial, luminous square and baton numerals, luminous hands, outer minute and second divisions, three subsidiary dials with sunken silvered chapter ring for constant seconds, 12 hours and 30 minutes registers
    CASE: stainless steel tonneau-shaped, bezel with tachymeter scale calibrated for 200 units per hour, screw back, screw down crown, two screw down chronograph buttons in the band, 39 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, movement, dial signed by maker and retailer
    BRACELET/CLASP: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, overall length of bracelet approx. 170 mm.
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Rolex warranty printed Tiffany & Co, green Rolex cardboard folder with sale sticker and Oyster booklet

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    This remarkable timepiece is a noticable example of the Daytona reference 16520 featuring a combination of two rare displays on the dial. The watch is retailed by Tiffany & Co.: an extremely rare feature for such a dial configuration. As a matter of fact, this example appears to be the second known such watch bearing the Tiffany signature on the dial. With a 39 mm. case, the present watch is adorned by the so-called "floating" Cosmograph designation - also known as staccata dial: that is, the gap between the fourth and fifth line is wider than the gaps between the other lines, so that the word Cosmograph is "floating" from the rest.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the warranty accompanying the watch is not matching its case number.

    Pre-Lot Text

    The following four watches is a selection of unusual Modern Daytona wristwatches featuring various distinctive features rendering each of them an unusual and closed to unique model likely to catch the attention of an enthusiast collector.