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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 20, 2016

LOT 234

ROLEX REF. 16520 DAYTONA COLOR CHANGE DIAL STEEL Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified Cosmograph Daytona, case No. U329471, Ref. 16520. Made in 1997. Fine self-winding, water resistant to 100 m, stainless steel wristwatch with color change dial, round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Rolex Oysterlock bracelet Ref. 78390. Accompanied by the original fitted box, guarantee (now void) and booklet.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back, buttons and crown, Triplock winding-crown protected by the crown guard, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 400 units per hour, sapphire crystal. Black with applied luminous white gold baton indexes, outer 1/5th seconds track, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. White gold bâton hands. Cal. 4030, rhodium-plated, 31 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws.

USD 10,000 - 15,000

HKD 78,000 - 116,000 / CHF 10,000 - 15,000

Sold: USD 11,250

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm. Approx. overall length 295 mm.