ROLEX | COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA, REFERENCE 116520 A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH CREAM DIAL AND BRACELET, CIRCA 2000 " | 勞力士 | Cosmograph Daytona 型號116520 精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶，備奶白色錶盤，錶殼編號P672120，約2000年製"
200,000 - 320,000 HKD
200,000 - 320,000 HKD
COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA, REFERENCE 116520
A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH CREAM DIAL AND BRACELET, CIRCA 2000
Cosmograph Daytona 型號116520
Calibre: cal. 4130 automatic, 44 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back
Case number: P672120
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 39 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 170 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex Garantie, instruction manual, product literature and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The chronograph function is working properly. The original white dial has turned to a very rich cream colour. The case with minor polishing. The calibrated bezel with some minor losses to the black paint. The case with light surface wear. The case back still retains with its original green factory sticker. The bracelet with light wear which is consistent with its age but can be seen with the naked eye.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
A similar watch is published in Daytona Perpetual by Pucci Papaleo, pages 198 and 199.
It was in the year 2000 that Rolex introduced the new automatic Daytona reference 116520. This new generation of Daytona featured the new in house caliber 4130 and were engraved with P serial numbers. Some of these early Daytona have a fascinating feature where the dial ages and over time turns to a rich cream colour. The present watch is a fabulous example of a cream dial Daytona and has been retained in very charming condition accompanied by its punch Garantie and green factory sticker to the case back.