'Citrus' Daytona, Ref. 116520 Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet Circa 2002
'Citrus' Daytona, Ref. 116520
Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet
Calibre: cal. 4130 automatic, 44 jewels
Movement number: C0'089'871
Case: stainless steel, screw-down back
Case number: Y'786'730
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Dimensions: 40 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 195 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex Guarantee, instruction manual, document holder, numbered hang tag, COSC hang tag and presentation case with outer packaging
MVT: is running at the time of cataloging. The chronograph is functioning.
CASE: is in good and attractive condition. It presents some light surface scratches and some minute dents and dings. The bracelet is in good condition. It presents some minute surface scratches. (bracelet ref. 78490, end link AD, clasp AD3)
DIAL: is in good condition. It presents some minute blemishes and dust particles.
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 but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). 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 SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
This Daytona is a very rare variant of the automatic Daytona fitted with a Rolex calibre, reference 116520. Immediately one's eyes are drawn to this highly unusual citrus dial. A similar watch and like this early example, is prominently published in The Ultimate Daytona by Pucci Papaleo on page 71. As with the introduction of a new reference, Rolex sometimes did experiment with different coloured dials that were not chosen for standard production. This watch is fitted one of those dials that has not been offered on the market before. In addition to the highly unusual and pleasing colour of this dial, the watch is complete with accessories and the green factory sticker is still retained on its case back.