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
76 Rolex Very Rare and Iconic, Daytona, Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, Black Dial, Reference 16520, Full Set, Retailed by Beyer
Estimate: € 50,000 – 100,000
Sold € 175,500
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: L687882
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box, Tag, Booklets, Service, Warranty and Additional Link
The here offered Daytona 16520 left the Rolex manufacture in 1989 and is an absolute beauty not only for its quality but also for the accessories that come with it. Fully realized in stainless steel with a solid Oyster bracelet, the three body case with screw down pushers and tachometer graduation on the bezel to 400 units is preserved in almost new old stock conditions with still the satin finish on the lugs and no signs on the case. Featured with a black dial with applied luminous white-gold baton indexes and silvered subsidiary seconds, the watch also comes in total full set composed of box, warranty, booklets, invoice, calendar and tag and additional links. All of those accessories are beautiful and confirm its authenticity and provenance, making it a spectacular watch. Anyway, the most precious detail of the present specimen is the prestigious Beyer signature on the dial, slightly below the “Cosmograph” designation. Beyer is the oldest watch shop in Switzerland founded in 1760 with its base in Zurich and during its over bicentenary history had the chance to personalize some rare dials with its signature, making them even more prestigious.