With Rolex leather document holder, product literature, calendar, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
This piece is one of the very first 16528 made, as denoted by the serial number R, the first letter in the new letter coded serial number system introduced by Rolex in 1987. It correctly features the early bezel calibrated to 200 units per hour, as opposed to the later one calibrated to 400 units per hour. Early examples of this reference (bearing serial number R, such as this one) are considered highly collectible timepieces. Another attractive feature exclusive to these early pieces is the “staccato” (or “floating”) dial: the Cosmograph designation is markedly separated (staccato, in Italian) from the rest of the designations.