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ROLEX. A VERY RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH “PORCELAIN” “FLOATING” COSMOGRAPH DIAL AND BRACELET
ROLEX. A VERY RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH “PORCELAIN” “FLOATING” COSMOGRAPH DIAL AND BRACELET
ROLEX. A VERY RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH “PORCELAIN” “FLOATING” COSMOGRAPH DIAL AND BRACELET
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ROLEX. A VERY RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH “PORCELAIN” “FLOATING” COSMOGRAPH DIAL AND BRACELET
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ROLEXDAYTONA WITH “PORCELAIN” “FLOATING” COSMOGRAPH DIALTHE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
ROLEX. A VERY RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH “PORCELAIN” “FLOATING” COSMOGRAPH DIAL AND BRACELET

SIGNED ROLEX, DAYTONA MODEL, REF. 16528, CASE NO. L424657, CIRCA 1989

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ROLEX. A VERY RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH “PORCELAIN” “FLOATING” COSMOGRAPH DIAL AND BRACELET

SIGNED ROLEX, DAYTONA MODEL, REF. 16528, CASE NO. L424657, CIRCA 1989
Movement: Automatic
Dial: “Porcelain” “Floating” Cosmograph
Case: 40 mm. diam.
With: 18k gold Rolex Oyster bracelet and deployant clasp stamped 78668, O2, overall length approximately 200 mm., Rolex International Service Guarantee dated 9 July 2021 and pouch

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The present reference 16528 is from the L-series, featuring a so-called "porcelain" dial, produced in an exceedingly small number only. The dials were in fact layered with a coating resembling porcelain, signatures and scales printed on top, giving it an almost floating appearance. The intention behind this version was to render it a more appealing look. Due to high production cost, manufacture of these dials was soon ceased, rendering the ref. 16528 "L" models much sought after collectors watches.

Another difference is the "floating Cosmograph" which shows the designation "Cosmograph" with a marked distance from the previous "Officially Certified" lines. In later dial versions the designation Cosmograph is found immediately below the other descriptive lines. In conjunction with its floating dial, this early version reference 16528 boasts the correct version of the tachymetre scale calibrated to 200 units and not the 400 units found in subsequent versions.

This exceptional watch represents the rare opportunity for collectors to acquire one of the exceedingly rare examples of the legendary reference 16528 from the L-series.

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