ROLEX | COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA, REFERENCE 116520 A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH CITRUS DIAL AND BRACELET, CIRCA 2000 " | 勞力士 | Cosmograph Daytona 型號116520 精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶，備橘色錶盤，錶殼編號P884240，約2000年製"
COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA, REFERENCE 116520
A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH CITRUS 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: P884240
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 38 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 190 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex Garantie, product literature and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dial is in excellent overall condition. There is light surface wear to the bezel. The case too, with light surface wear but still has full proportions. The case back still retaining its original green factory sticker. The bracelet with only very minor surface wear. The numbers between the lugs are extremely crisp. Overall the watch is in excellent condition.
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."
For a similar dial, please see Ultimate Daytona by Pucci Papaleo, page 71.
This Daytona is a very rare variant of the automatic Daytona fitted with a Rolex calibre, reference 116520. Immediately one's eyes are drawn to this highly unusual citrus dial. A similar watch and like this early example, is prominently published in The Ultimate Daytona by Pucci Papaleo on page 71. As with the introduction of a new reference, Rolex sometimes did experiment with different coloured dials that were not chosen for standard production. This watch is fitted one of those dials that has not been offered on the market before. In addition to the highly unusual and pleasing colour of this dial, the watch is complete with accessories and the green factory sticker is still retained on its case back.