Lot 2296
  • 2296

ROLEX | ZENITH DAYTONA, REFERENCE 16520 A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 2000

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240,000 - 400,000 HKD
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300,000 HKD
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Description

  • ZENITH DAYTONA, REFERENCE 16520 A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 2000
Dial: black Calibre: cal. 4050 automatic, 31 jewels Movement number: 205'465 Case: stainless steel, screw down case back Case number: P298011 Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp  Size: 38 mm diameter, bracelet circumference 180 mm Signed: case, dial and movementAccessories: Rolex Guarantee paper, instruction manual and presentation box

Catalogue Note

Rolex introduced their first self winding chronograph wristwatch in 1988. The movement in this new Daytona was significantly modified, but ultimately based on the on the Zenith El Primero calibre, originally released in the late 60s. Rolex made over 200 alterations to this base movement to create their Calibre 4030.    Of course the changes did not stop at the movement. The general aesthetic was completely overhauled too, the case for example increased in diameter by 2 mm. What is interesting is that, despite the modifications, updates and remodelling, the Daytona is still unmistakably just that, a Daytona. The present watch is in very crisp condition and although a 'P' series is still powered by the famous Zenith caliber.

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