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ROLEX. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND VERY IMPORTANT 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, BLACK DIAL WITH INVERTED 6, EARLY SERIAL NUMBER
ROLEX. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND VERY IMPORTANT 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, BLACK DIAL WITH INVERTED 6, EARLY SERIAL NUMBER
ROLEX. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND VERY IMPORTANT 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, BLACK DIAL WITH INVERTED 6, EARLY SERIAL NUMBER
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ROLEX. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND VERY IMPORTANT 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, BLACK DIAL WITH INVERTED 6, EARLY SERIAL NUMBER
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ROLEX. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND VERY IMPORTANT 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, BLACK DIAL WITH INVERTED 6, EARLY SERIAL NUMBER

SIGNED ROLEX, DAYTONA, REF. 116528, CASE NO. A966485, CIRCA 1999

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ROLEX. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND VERY IMPORTANT 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, BLACK DIAL WITH INVERTED 6, EARLY SERIAL NUMBER
SIGNED ROLEX, DAYTONA, REF. 116528, CASE NO. A966485, CIRCA 1999
Movemement: Automatic, Cal. 4130
Dial: Black, (inverted 6)
Case: 40 mm. diam.
With: 18K gold Rolex Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp, overall length approx. 180mm.
Remark: Inverted six, extremely early serial number
Literature
Prominently illustrated in “Daytona Perpetual”, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 194 & 195
Special notice

This lot is subject to standard Swiss VAT rules and 7.7% VAT will be charged on the ‘hammer’ and the ‘buyer’s premium’

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Lot Essay

While the manufacturing of timepieces at Rolex was becoming ever more precise, extremely scarce examples of the contemporary production were still leaving the manufacture with slight atypical details making them truly special. Assembled with a highly attractive black glossy dial, the present chronograph can be considered without a doubt as being one of the most stylish and charismatic examples of the modern Daytona production.

With an impressive 18K gold case and black glossy dial with luminous accents, this reference 116528 features few details separating it from other examples of the model. While the reference 116528 was released to the public on the year 2000, and usually feature a serial numbers starting with a P, the present watch displays a serial starting with the letter "A" and dating the watch to 1999. An extremely low serial number, the watch can be considered a truly early "pre-series" specimen of the reference.

Adding to the special nature of the wristwatch, the chronograph shows attributes usually seen on the reference 16500. The dial of this example has a few variants which can be seen on the reference 16500. The subdial of the chronograph for hours features the inverted 6 display, which was later changed to feature the more commonly known layout.

An important timepiece, the present wristwatch has features setting it apart from other examples of the reference. Very rare, the wristwatch also perfectly showcases the identity of the Rolex manufacture and their daring, constantly evolving nature, which leads them to create timepieces with rare variances. Bestowed with a very rare serial, it is a rare opportunity for collectors to acquire an early variant of the Daytona Reference 116528.





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