Rolex | Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 16516, A historically important and possibly unique platinum chronograph wristwatch with turquoise hardstone lacquer dial, Circa 1998 | 勞力士 | Cosmograph Daytona 型號16516 Cosmograph Daytona 型號16516 極具歷史價值及獨特鉑金計時腕錶，備綠松石漆製錶盤，約1998年製
Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 16516
A historically important and possibly unique platinum chronograph wristwatch with turquoise hardstone lacquer dial, Circa 1998
Cosmograph Daytona 型號16516
Dial: turquoise hardstone
Calibre: cal. 4030 automatic, 31 jewels
Case: platinum, screw down case back
Case number: A171133
Closure: pink Rolex alligator strap and platinum folding clasp
Size: 40 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dial is intact with only very minor blemishes within the 60 seconds and hour registers. The case with surface wear that can be seen with the naked eye. The surface wear is throughout the bezel and the case. The watch has not been polished and still retains crisp hallmarks and sharp edges. The case back with a crisp milled edge and with inscription. There is minor wear underneath the lugs from the strap being removed. The folding clasp with wear that can also 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."