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Daytona 'Zenith', Reference 16528 | A yellow gold and diamond-set chronograph wristwatch with bracelet | Circa 1989

Lot Closed

May 29, 01:31 PM GMT

Estimate

20,000 - 40,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Rolex


Daytona 'Zenith', Reference 16528

A yellow gold and diamond-set chronograph wristwatch with bracelet

Circa 1989


Dial: black, diamonds

Calibre: cal. 4030 automatic winding, 31 jewels

Movement number: 33'212

Case: 18k yellow gold, screw-down case back

Case number: L'703'006

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

Size: 40 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 205 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: no

Accessories: Rolex presentation case with outer packaging

The introduction of Reference 16520 marked a significant milestone for the Rolex Daytona, as it became their first automatic reference in 1988 in the iconic chronograph family. Powered by the calibre 4030, a modified version of the renowned 'Zenith' El Primero movement, this reference earned the nickname 'Zenith' Daytona among collectors. Its successor, Reference 116520, made its debut at the Basel fair in 2000, sharing a similar appearance.


The present reference 16528 stands as the luxurious variant of the Daytona, boasting both the case and Oyster bracelet in yellow gold. This particular example was manufactured in 1989 and its elegance and luxurious allure is further enhanced by its diamond-set indexes.