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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 53

    Rolex. A fine and very rare stainless steel automatic chronograph wristwatch with engraved case back, bracelet and Garantie, made for the Sultanate of Oman

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, COSMOGRAPH, DAYTONA, REF. 116520, CASE NO. 888MC056, CIRCA 2012

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    Rolex. A fine and very rare stainless steel automatic chronograph wristwatch with engraved case back, bracelet and Garantie, made for the Sultanate of Oman
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Cosmograph, Daytona, ref. 116520, case no. 888MC056, circa 2012
    Cal. 4130 automatic movement, 44 jewels, black gloss dial, luminous square and baton numerals, luminous hands, outer fifth of a second divisions, three subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 12 hours and 30 minutes registers on sunken engine turned chapter rings, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, bezel with tachymetre scale calibrated for 400 units per hour, screw back engraved with the Khanjar, screw down crown, two screw down chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    40 mm. diam.; overall length approx. 170 mm.


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    With Rolex Garantie Internationale stamped by Omani retailer Khimji Ramdas.

    A very attractive watch and in close to new old stock condition. The present watch is one of the exceedingly few examples of a so-called "Omani" Daytona Cosmographs featuring the Khanjar symbol.
    The Cosmograph Daytona can be considered without a doubt among the most successful and well known line of chronograph wristwatches ever devised by any manufacturer. Introduced in 1963 with manually wound reference 6239, it underwent through various evolutions before being upgraded with an automatic movement around 1988 (reference 16520). Reference 116520 was launched in 2000, the first Daytona equipped with a fully in-house Rolex movement. This year a new daytona version was launched, ref. 16500, with black ceramic bezel.

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