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DAYTONA, REFERENCE 16520 A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET AND COLOUR CHANGE REGISTERS, CIRCA 1993
Dial: black
Calibre: cal. 4030 automatic, 31 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw-down case back
Case number: S861265
Closure: stainless steel Rolex bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 40 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 198 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex instruction manual and presentation box
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Catalogue Note

Housing the Zenith movement, Rolex introduced the first ever automatic chronograph wristwatch, reference 16520 to the market in 1987. The reference 16520 has been in Rolex’s production line for 13 years and through its years of production many variations of the dials were identified by collectors.
The present watch offered is a reference 16520 made in the 1993, fitted with a MK IV dial where fonts for the subsidiary dial can be seen as more square-like. However, what truly is special with this watch is the slightly patina subsidiary registers, where a color-change process caused by the environment can be seen. This subtle imperfection can significantly increase its collectability among Rolex connoisseurs.

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