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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 11, 2013

LOT 150

ROLEX REF. 16520 STEEL DAYTONA COLOR CHANGE DIAL Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified Cosmograph Daytona, case No. A226940, Ref. 16520. Made in 1988. 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.

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. Dial, case and movement signed.

USD 13,000 - 18,000

HKD 100,000 - 140,000 / CHF 12,000 - 17,000

Sold: USD 15,000

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm. Approx. overall length 200 mm.