Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, May 10, 2020

LOT 372

Rolex - Ref. 16520, self-winding, chronograph, minute and hour recorders, black colour dial; “Cosmograph” “Daytona”, so-called “Zenith movement”; retailed by Tiffany & Co.; so-called by collectors “Four Lines”; stainless steel

HKD 160,000 - 200,000

USD 20,600 - 25,700 / EUR 19,200 - 24,000 / CHF 20,600 - 25,700

Sold: HKD 450,000

Stainless steel, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, black colour dial with radial indexes, subsidiary seconds at 9 and three horological complications: • 1/10 second chronograph (activated by the two round screwed push-pieces) with tachometric scale graduated on the gold bezel for 400 units per hour • Half-instantaneous 30-minute recorder (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock) • 12-hour recorder (subsidiary dial at 9 o’clock).

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 2 *
Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model “Oyster Perpetual” “Superlative Chronometer” “Cosmograph” “Daytona”; retailed by Tiffany & Co.

Reference 16520

Year circa 1991

Case No. N 439 210

Material stainless steel

Bracelet stainless steel Rolex “Oyster” bracelet with “fliplock” deployant clasp (Ref. 78 390)

Diameter 40 mm.

Length 170 mm. (approx.)

Caliber 4030, adjusted to 5 positions and temperatures (ebauche by Zenith “El Primero”)

Length 170 mm. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories service invoice (dated, Hong Kong, May 18, 2009)


Rolex, “Daytona”, Ref. 16250, so-called “Four Lines”
Known to collectors as the “Four lines Daytona” due to the fact that the words “Officially Certified” were left out for about one year of the 16520 production before being reintroduced. Produced shortly after the early “Floating Daytona” were made, this early “Zenith Daytona” is part of the future collectible models