A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
69 Rolex Original Conditions, Never Polished, Very Luxurious, Daytona, Chronograph Wristwatch in Gold, With Black Dial and Sticker, Reference 16528
Estimate: € 30,000 – 60,000
Sold € 53,300
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: A734894
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
The very first family of Rolex Daytona was powered by Valjoux manual winding movements from its inception in 1963. It was not until the introduction of the reference 16520 in 1988 that all the modernized and larger 40 mm case would accommodate a modified Zenith El Primero automatic caliber, internally renamed the Rolex caliber 4030. This lot is a truly fantastic example of a reference 16528, featuring an unpolished case with thick lugs and crisp hallmarks, highlighted by the fact that its original Rolex Sticker is still present on the case back. Considering that the final digit of the reference is “8”, this means that the present lot is the luxurious variant of the Daytona, boasting both the case and Oyster bracelet in yellow gold. Further preciousness is the black dial, extremely sought after by collectors considering its rarity and its beauty perfectly standing out on the gold case of the watch. Preserved in absolute remarkable and original conditions, this very watch is one of the fanciest reiterations of the Daytona family.