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Rolex. A Fine Stainless Steel Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Bracelet
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Rolex. A Fine Stainless Steel Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Bracelet

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER, OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, COSMOGRAPH, DAYTONA, REF. 16520, CASE NO. A140796, CIRCA 1998

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Rolex. A Fine Stainless Steel Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Bracelet
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, Cosmograph, Daytona, Ref. 16520, Case No. A140796, Circa 1998
Cal. 4030 automatic movement, ebauche by Zenith, 31 jewels, white dial, applied luminous baton numerals, luminous hands, three subsidiary dials for 12 hour and 30 minute registers and constant seconds, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, bezel calibrated for 400 units, two screw down chronograph buttons in the band, screw down crown, screw back, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and deployant clasp, case, dial, and movement signed
39mm diam.

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Lot Essay

Accompanied by a Rolex Official Chronometer Certificate dated August 21st, 1999, Rolex presentation box, tie tag, product literature, and outer packaging.

Launched in 1988, the 16500 series comprised the first automatic chronographs to be introduced by Rolex, marking an end to the production of hand-wound Daytona models. The series initially used a modified Zenith El Primero movement, which was later replaced by the 4030 caliber developed in-house by Rolex. This new movement was itself based on Zenith's caliber 400 and contained about 200 modifications.

The present watch features the caliber 4030, and is one of the earliest examples, with an A-series case number.

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