View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2069. Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 16528 | A yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with suspended logo and bracelet, Circa 1988, Formerly in the Collection of Eric Clapton, CBE | 勞力士 | Cosmograph Daytona 型號16528 |  黃金計時鏈帶腕錶,約1988年製,原為 Eric Clapton, CBE 收藏 .
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Rolex

Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 16528 | A yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with suspended logo and bracelet, Circa 1988, Formerly in the Collection of Eric Clapton, CBE | 勞力士 | Cosmograph Daytona 型號16528 | 黃金計時鏈帶腕錶,約1988年製,原為 Eric Clapton, CBE 收藏

Estimate:

320,000 to - 500,000 HKD

Rolex

Rolex

Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 16528 | A yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with suspended logo and bracelet, Circa 1988, Formerly in the Collection of Eric Clapton, CBE | 勞力士 | Cosmograph Daytona 型號16528 | 黃金計時鏈帶腕錶,約1988年製,原為 Eric Clapton, CBE 收藏

Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 16528 | A yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with suspended logo and bracelet, Circa 1988, Formerly in the Collection of Eric Clapton, CBE | 勞力士 | Cosmograph Daytona 型號16528 | 黃金計時鏈帶腕錶,約1988年製,原為 Eric Clapton, CBE 收藏

Estimate:

320,000 to - 500,000 HKD

Lot sold:

756,000

HKD

Rolex

Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 16528

A yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with suspended logo and bracelet, Circa 1988, Formerly in the Collection of Eric Clapton, CBE

勞力士

Cosmograph Daytona 型號16528 

黃金計時鏈帶腕錶,約1988年製,原為 Eric Clapton, CBE 收藏


Dial: champagne

Calibre: cal. 4030 automatic, 31 jewels

Case: 18k yellow gold, screw down case back

Case number: R944810

Closure: 18k yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp

Size: 40 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 170 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Rolex Garantie

附帶證書

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The chronograph function is working properly. The dial is in very good overall condition with minor signs of aging on the black paint of the subsidiary dial. The bezel with minor surface wear particularly at 3 o'clock. The band with minor surface wear at places and specifically at 9 o'clock. The case back with light signs of wear to the center. The bracelet with light signs of wear throughout. Overall, a very nice example.


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."

The present piece is a reference 16528: a striking yellow gold Zenith Daytona. What is particularly important to note are the miniscule details of the watch—details that collectively enhance the collectability and favorability of the example at hand. Over the span of the 16528’s production lifeline, the series had developed a myriad of dial variations. Of those variations, perhaps the most iconic, recognizable, and desirable one is the MK 1 dial. Better known as the “floating dial,” this variation features five lines with the fifth and final line reading “Cosmograph” placed separately from the others, closer to the hand stack. This present watch featuring the floating dial is part of the R-series, the earliest reference in the Rolex Daytona 16528 timeline. In addition to the floating Cosmograph signature, one may also notice the inverted 6 showcased in the subdial by 6 o’clock—yet another tell-tale indicator of an early, MK 1 dial. By these details, it may well be inferred that this is not only the first dial produced for this watch, but also that the dial matches the case on this piece—an extremely valuable factor for collectors everywhere.