Lot 2295
  • 2295

ROLEX | COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA, REFERENCE 116520 A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH CREAM DIAL AND BRACELET, CIRCA 2000

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160,000 - 240,000 HKD
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Description

  • COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA, REFERENCE 116520 A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH CREAM DIAL AND BRACELET, CIRCA 2000
Dial: white Calibre: cal. 4130 automatic, 44 jewels Movement number: C0018982 Case: stainless steel, screw down case back Case number: P327889 Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp Size: 40 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 160 mm Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: Rolex instruction manual and presentation box

Catalogue Note

References 116520 produced between 2000 and 2002 were subjected to a rare colour change dial. Over time, the dial of the watch would turn from white to an off-white, creamy colour, producing an exceptional phenomenon. Under sudden temperature changes, a thin layer of condensation could form on the surface of the dial. When this layer is exposed to UV radiations such as sunlight for long periods of time, the dial could be oxidized, causing a colour change. This is a rare event and has only been seen on few 116520 models. 
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