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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 412

    Rolex. An 18K gold water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with bracelet and original guarantee


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    Rolex. An 18K gold water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with bracelet and original guarantee
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Cosmograph, Daytona, ref. 16528, case no. R944810, manufactured in 1989
    Cal. 4030 nickel-finished lever movement, 31 jewels, the gilt dial with applied luminous baton numerals, luminous hands, three subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers on black chapter rings, the tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with blank bezel calibrated for 200 units per hour, screw back and screw down crown, two screw down chronograph buttons in the band, 18K gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    39 mm. diam.

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    Accompanied by Rolex Attestation de Chronomètre Officiel dated 19 June 1989.

    The present Cosmograph Daytona is from the very first generation of reference's 16258 production. Made and sold in 1989, it features the earliest version of dial known to this model with the "Cosmograph" designation not attached to the previous line but following with a clearly visible distance. This first generation is also fitted with a different type of bezel, still calibrated for 200 units per hour and not 400 as the following series.

    Still accompanied by its original certificate, this chronograph is already considered a very collectible classic.

    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.