ROLEX. A VERY RARE AND FINE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET AND “FLOATING” COSMOGRAPH DIAL
ROLEX. A VERY RARE AND FINE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET AND “FLOATING” COSMOGRAPH DIAL
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ROLEXCOSMOGRAPH DAYTONA REF. 16520"FLOATING" COSMOGRAPH DIALTHE PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
ROLEX. A VERY RARE AND FINE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET AND “FLOATING” COSMOGRAPH DIAL

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA MODEL, REF. 16520, CASE NO. L244781, CIRCA 1988

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ROLEX. A VERY RARE AND FINE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET AND FLOATING COSMOGRAPH DIAL
SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA MODEL, REF. 16520, CASE NO. L244781, CIRCA 1988
Movement: Cal. 4030, automatic, 31 jewels, signed
Dial: “Floating” Cosmograph, signed
Case: Screw down crown, screw back, 39 mm. diam., signed
With: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and deployant clasp stamped 78360, endlinks stamped 503, overall length approximately 195 mm.

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This remarkable timepiece is an example of the very first production of automatic Daytonas. These rare pieces can arguably be considered as game-changers in the market of the sports watch, as had the first manually wound Daytonas also been considered 20 years ago.

With an oversized 39 mm. case, destined to become 40 mm. one decade later, the new Daytonas were precursors to the "large watch" fashion trend that would hit the market in a few years time. Furthermore, the present watch is adorned by the attractive black dial, with the correct "floating" Cosmograph designation - also known as staccato dial: that is, the gap between the fourth and fifth line is wider than the gaps between the other lines, as if the word Cosmograph was floating away from the rest.

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