• Lot 131

    ROLEX A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, WHITE DIAL

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, COSMOGRAPH, DAYTONA MODEL, REF. 16520, CASE NO. A926685, CIRCA 1998

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    ROLEX A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, WHITE DIAL
    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, COSMOGRAPH, DAYTONA MODEL, REF. 16520, CASE NO. A926685, CIRCA 1998
    MOVEMENT: Automatic, Caliber 4030, 31 jewels
    DIAL: White dial, baton numerals, three subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour registers
    CASE: Stainless steel tonneau-shaped, bezel calibrated for 400 units, screw back, inside case back stamped 2100, screw down crown, two screw down chronograph buttons in the band, 39 mm diam.
    BRACELET/CLASP: Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and deployant clasp, overall length of approximately 210 mm or 8.2 inches
    ACCOMPANIED BY: A Rolex fitted presentation box and outer packaging.


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    Announced in 1988 at the Basel spring fair, the Rolex Daytona 16520 marks an important change in the history of the chronograph. Discontinuing the manual Valjoux 727 movement, Rolex decided to use a highly modified Zenith El Primero automatic movement renamed Caliber 4030.

    Besides offering a new movement and design, the wristwatch was crafted with a sapphire glass, had a larger case and appeared with a white dial with subsidiary registers framed by black chapter rings, such as the present wristwatch, or a black dial with subsidiary registers framed by white chapter rings.

    Reference 16520 became an instant success throughout the globe and commanded important waiting lists. With production of the reference officially stopping in 2000, the chronograph is still highly sought after by enthusiasts of the brand.

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