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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 219

    Rolex. A rare and attractive stainless steel self-winding water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with cream-coloured dial, bracelet and guarantee

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA, REF. 16520, CASE NO. W457173, MANUFACTURED IN 1996

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    Rolex. A rare and attractive stainless steel self-winding water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with cream-coloured dial, bracelet and guarantee
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Cosmograph Daytona, ref. 16520, case no. W457173, manufactured in 1996
    Cal. 4030 nickel-finished lever movement, 31 jewels, the ivory-coloured dial with applied luminous baton numerals, luminous hands, three subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with blank bezel calibrated to 400 units per hour, screw back and screw down crown, two screw down chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    39 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Rolex Guarantee dated 1 April 1996.

    The present reference 16520 is a rare variant of the well-known automatic Daytona, featuring an ivory or cream-coloured dial. It appears that these dials changed colour over the years from the common off-white to the present warm and charismatic butter-tone ivory. Research has resulted in the discovery that only watches made around 1996, thus the "W" series, are subject to such discolouration.

    Special Notice

    Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.