One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.
Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271
32 Rolex Fascinating, Iconic and in Exceptional Conditions, Daytona, Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel and Gold, With White Dial, Reference 16 523, Box and Papers
Estimate: € 12,000 – 24,000
Sold € 24,700
Case Material: Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
Case N°: S491329
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Warranty and Booklets
What makes the present watch special is that represents the first execution of the Rolex Daytona ever made in two-tone steel and yellow gold, with the manual winding Daytona only coming in full stainless steel or yellow-gold configurations. Able to combine preciousness and sportiness together, it is nowadays one of the models that is gaining more popularity. The quality of the present 16 523 is stunning as confirmed by the presence of the Rolex sticker on the back with a perfectly well-preserved crisp case and screw down pushers, such as the Oyster bracelet. The gold bezel is graduated to 400 units per hours and still presents the vivid black color of the printing. It is fitted with the glamorous white dial. Bearing an S serial from 1994, the dial features correct characteristics of early dials including the inverted 6 in the subdial at 6 o’clock with “T SWISS MADE T” underneath, and “OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED” at 12 o’clock. Offered with its original warranty and box, two tones watch like this are gaining positions in the watch aficionados’ wish list and for this reason are now very requested.