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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 50

    Rolex. An extremely rare stainless steel automatic chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, "floating Cosmograph" Tiffany dial

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA, RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO., CASE NO. L244759, REF. 16520, CIRCA 1989

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    Rolex. An extremely rare stainless steel automatic chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, "floating Cosmograph" Tiffany dial

    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Cosmograph Daytona, Retailed By Tiffany & Co., Case No. L244759, Ref. 16520, Circa 1989
    Cal. 4030, nickel-finished lever movement, 31 jewels, black dial with applied luminous baton indexes, three subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with tachometer bezel calibrated for 200 units per hour, screw back, screw down crown, screw down chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    39 mm. diam.; overall bracelet length approx. 190 mm.


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    This remarkable timepiece is an example from 1989, the second year of production of the automatic Daytona as distinguished by the L serial number and early type tachometer bezel calibrated for 200 units per hour. Furthermore, 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 only 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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