DAYTONA, REFERENCE 116528
YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET,
Calibre: cal. 4130 automatic, 44 jewels
Movement number: C0'060'127
Case: 18ct yellow gold Oyster, screw-down crown, pushers and back
Case number: Y’239’786
Closure: 18ct yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet with integrated folding clasp
Dimensions: 40mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 185mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex guarantee dated October, 2002, card holder, Rolex booklet, calendar card from 2002/03, cleaning cloth and presentation case with outer packaging
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Please note, Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.
DIAL: in overall good condition. Minor signs of blemishing to the 7 o'clock marker. Speck of dust next to the 3 o'clock marker. With small dent to the crystal at 6 o'clock. Hands in good condition. Red chronograph hand probably later.
CASE: with scuffs to the side of the case and throughout. Some light indentations to the edges of the lugs. Light signs of polishing but the case retains strong proportions. Hallmarks are visible.
Caseback inner stamped 2118
Bracelet 78498 (DT4) with 78498 (DT) endlinks, with some scuffs to the bracelet and the clasp.
MOVEMENT: running at time of cataloguing, chronograph starts, stops and resets to zero.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion.
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In 2000, Rolex discontinued the Zenith-powered Daytona 16520 to transmission their chronograph onto the next generation. The newly released 116520 relied on the latest in-house calibre conceived by Rolex, the 4130. This new movement boasts a 70-hour power reserve and remains the powerhouse for current Daytona models. The main visual difference with the previous models is easy to spot: the running seconds are now located within the sub-counter at 6 o'clock, as opposed to 9 o'clock such as on the Zenith calibre. The present yellow gold Rolex Daytona reference 116528 was released in 2000 and garners all the newly introduced features. The model was available with many coloured dials and saw several minute evolutions throughout the years. This increasingly collectible timepiece is offered with all its original accompaniments and bears a classic white dial and the earlier bracelet design with the shorter clasp design.
Interestingly, the present lot is fitted with an unusual red chronograph hand. This combination is most probably a later change by the original owner to improve the readability of the chronograph. Aesthetically, it improves the striking presence of the watch and the hand perfectly complements the Daytona signature present above the 6 o-c'clock subsidiary dial.