Rolex. A rare and attractive stainless steel automatic chronograph wristwatch with black dial, brown-coloured subsidiary dials, bracelet box and guarantee
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Rolex. A rare and attractive stainless steel automatic chronograph wristwatch with black dial, brown-coloured subsidiary dials, bracelet box and guarantee

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA, REF. 16520, CASE NO. S760'307, CIRCA 1996

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Rolex. A rare and attractive stainless steel automatic chronograph wristwatch with black dial, brown-coloured subsidiary dials, bracelet box and guarantee
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Cosmograph Daytona, ref. 16520, case no. S760'307, circa 1996
Cal. 4030 automatic movement, 31 jewels, black dial, applied luminous baton numerals, luminous hands, outer fifths of a second divisions, three subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hour registers on silvered chocolate brown chapter rings, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, blank bezel calibrated for 400 units, screw back, screw down crown, two screw down chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
39 mm. diam.
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Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.

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With Rolex Guarantee dated August 1994, product information, card holder, fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore accompanied with a note and a receipt confirming that the original buyer paid 1000 DM in advance in November 1992 to book for the present watch.

Similar to manually-wound Daytonas, automatic ones may also present the colour-change effect of some elements of the dial. There is a difference though as with the old Daytonas it is usually the black elements that undergo this transformation. With the automatic Daytonas however, the elements affected are usually the white rings of the registers, which over time can display a wide variety of variations, from beige to chocolate. It is not an effect Rolex purposely planned, rather a consequence of the natural oxidization processes in the paint.
As manual Daytonas with color-shifted dials are highly appreciated by the market, the same is true of automatic Daytonas.

This aesthetic peculiarity can occur on versions from 1993 to 1997. This watch falls into this category, having been manufactured in 1994. Its wonderful case bears the S serial number and its dial has the layout collectors refer to as Mark V. The rings have changed to a tobacco hue and the process could possibly continue. This is a feature that may pleasantly surprise the future owner of this amazing timepiece in almost unused condition. Complete with box and guarantee the case back also still retains its green factory sticker.

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