View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2151. Rolex | Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 16520, A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with tropical registers and bracelet, Circa 1994 | 勞力士 | Cosmograph Daytona 型號16520  精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶,備棕式小錶盤,約1994年製.
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Rolex | Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 16520, A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with tropical registers and bracelet, Circa 1994 | 勞力士 | Cosmograph Daytona 型號16520 精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶,備棕式小錶盤,約1994年製

Estimate:

240,000

to
- 320,000 HKD

Rolex | Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 16520, A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with tropical registers and bracelet, Circa 1994 | 勞力士 | Cosmograph Daytona 型號16520 精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶,備棕式小錶盤,約1994年製

Rolex | Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 16520, A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with tropical registers and bracelet, Circa 1994 | 勞力士 | Cosmograph Daytona 型號16520 精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶,備棕式小錶盤,約1994年製

Estimate:

240,000

to
- 320,000 HKD

Lot sold:

302,400

HKD

Rolex

勞力士


Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 16520

A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with tropical registers and bracelet, Circa 1994

Cosmograph Daytona 型號16520

精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶,備棕式小錶盤,約1994年製


Dial: black

Calibre: cal. 4030 automatic, 31 jewels

Case: stainless steel, screw down case back

Case number: S838813

Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp

Size: 39 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 190 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The chronograph function is working properly. The registers on the dial has aged into an attractive tropical colour. The hands have been replaced during a servicing. The bezel with very minor signs of wear. The case has been very slightly polished, yet retains its nice proportions. The band and case back with minor signs of wear. Otherwise the watch is very attractive and is in very good overall 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."

The Rolex Daytona reference 16520 marks an extremely important addition for the Daytona collection, launched initially in 1988, it was the first Rolex chronograph wristwatch to be fitted with an automatic movement. Powered by the "Zenith Calibre" 4030, the reference 16520 draws attention to watch enthusiasts for its transitional history and dial variations. One of such rare variations would be displayed on the present example, upon close inspection one would immediately recognize that the chronograph registers has changed from silver, to a charismatic brown texture. Collectors would refer this change to be the "tropical registers" variant, in which the subsidiary dials age into a rich and organic brown colour, for being exposed under substantial ultraviolet rays and sunlight.