Rolex | Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 16520, A highly unusual stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with highly unusual dial and bracelet, Circa 1995 | 勞力士 | Cosmograph Daytona 型號16520 非常罕有精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶，備罕有錶盤，約1995年製
Property of an Important Collector
Property of an Important Collector
Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 16520
A highly unusual stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with highly unusual dial and bracelet, Circa 1995
Cosmograph Daytona 型號16520
Calibre: cal. 4030 automatic, 31 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back
Case number: W903269
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 40 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 180 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The chronograph is working properly. This Daytona is highly unusual due to the way the dial has changed colour. The dial has not turned cream but has turned to a grey 'cookie and cream' like colour and is consistent throughout. This aging effect is highly unusual and not regularly seen. The bezel is in nice condition and retains all of its black enamel. The case with only light surface wear but is in very nice condition. The case back with very crisp milled edge. The bracelet reference 78390 is in very nice condition with only light surface wear. Overall a highly unusual and 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."