Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco
It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288
160 Rolex Fascinating and Iconic Daytona Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 16 520, Patrizzi Dial and Box
Estimate: € 25,000 – 50,000
Sold € 32,500
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: W942052
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
1988 was a very breakthrough year since the iconic Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona series reference 16 500 was launched. Taking advantage of the increased size of the case from 37 to 40 mm, these models came equipped with the legendary 4030 caliber with Zenith El Primero ebauche. There were several novelties compared to previous models such as a sapphire crystal which replaced the previous plexiglass one. This timepiece encountered great success and throughout the years has become an icon amongst Rolex collectors. The present Daytona is a reference 16 520 which means that its case and bracelet are entirely made in stainless steel. Preserved in good conditions, this specimen impresses for the quality of its case and rare black Mark IV Patrizzi dial. Patrizzi dials are extremely well know and sought after among collectors and are not other than dials where the original white chapter rings have reacted to sunlight and other environmental factors then turning into shades of brown. This 16 520 is a very nice one for its well preserved case and original bracelet and it’s black special dial, moreover it is sold with its Rolex Box.