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Rolex

'Inverted 6 Zenith' Daytona, Ref. 16520 Chronographe bracelet en acier Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet Vers 1990| Circa 1990

Estimate:

26,000 to - 30,000 EUR

Rolex

Rolex

'Inverted 6 Zenith' Daytona, Ref. 16520 Chronographe bracelet en acier Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet Vers 1990| Circa 1990

'Inverted 6 Zenith' Daytona, Ref. 16520 Chronographe bracelet en acier Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet Vers 1990| Circa 1990

Estimate:

26,000 to - 30,000 EUR

Lot sold:

35,280

EUR

Rolex


'Inverted 6 Zenith' Daytona, Ref. 16520


Chronographe bracelet en acier |

Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet


Vers 1990|

Circa 1990


Cadran: blanc

Calibre: cal. 4030 automatique, 31 rubis

Boîtier: acier, fond vissé

Numéro de boîtier:  E'955'030

Fermoir: bracelet Rolex Oyster en acier et boucle déployante

Dimensions: 40 mm, circonférence du bracelet approx. 190 mm

Signé: boîtier, cadran et mouvement

Ecrin: oui

Papiers: oui  

Accessoires: garantie et écrin Rolex


Dial: white

Calibre: cal. 4030 automatic, 31 jewels

Case: stainless steel, screw-down back

Case number: E'955'030

Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp 

Dimensions: 40 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 190 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: yes

Accessories: Rolex guarantee and presentation case


Poids brut 118.6 g |

Gross weight 118.6 g

MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing and the chronograph working.

CASE: in fair condition with signs of wear visible with the naked eye as well as likely with some polishing. There are some scuffs, scratches and small dings throughout. The bracelet with some noticeable wear and warping.

DIAL: in good and attractive condition. There are some minute surface blemishes visible with the naked eye when closely examining the dial. The luminous material of the indexes has faded and no longer reacts under UV light, however, the hands show a strong Chromalight reaction as they have been replaced.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).


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Born in 1963, the Rolex Daytona was initially intended to be called ‘Le Mans’. The racetrack-focused chronograph relied in its early days on a manual winding Valjoux calibre and was offered with a variety of highly collectible dials, such as the Paul Newman dial, a collector’s favourite.


The reference 16520 superseded references 6263 and 6265 in 1988 and was a revolution in the Daytona history. It was the first reference fitted with an automatic calibre, which was the famous Zenith El Primero movement, renamed cal. 4030 for the occasion. For reliability and ease-of-service purposes, Rolex replaced more than half of the components and decreased the beating rate from a fast 36,000 beats per hour to a more conventional 28’800. The reference 16520 had a larger, more modern 40 mm diameter.

Over the course of its 12-year production, the 16520 can be divided in five consecutive series based on the evolution of its dial.

It was available in stainless-steel, yellow or white gold as well as a in two-tone configuration. In 1999, as Zenith was acquired by the luxury group LVMH, Rolex developed their in-house interpretation of a modern column-wheel chronograph, the calibre 4130. The Daytona 16520 was therefore discontinued this year and replaced with the reference 116520 in 2000.


The present stainless-steel reference 16520 dates from 1990 and displays the celebrated Mark 3 "Inverted 6" tritium-filled white dial, referring to the upside down 6 in the chronograph hours counter located at 6 o'clock.

Preserved in appealing condition, this wristwatch is presented with its original Rolex Guarantee and presentation case.