The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.
Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281
132 Rolex Very Rare and Iconic, Daytona, Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, Black Dial, With Warranty, Reference 16 520
Estimate: € 20,000 – 40,000
Sold € 32,500
Reference: 16 520
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: U758084
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Reference 16 520 is among Rolex’s most innovative models ever produced. Introduced into the market in 1988 housing the iconic Zenith-based caliber 4030 mechanism, the model was fitted with the first automatic chronograph movement in the firm’s history. From that moment on, this model has enjoyed tremendous success for over a decade of nothing else but soaring demand and praise. With Rolex’s rigors in developing innovations and advancements, the reference was discontinued in 2000 to make way for Rolex’s first ever in-house chronograph calibre 4130 with the reference 116 520. Growing in demand, the Cosmograph Daytona’s evergreen modern design has garnered the attention from vintage collectors all around the globe, and have become on the most sought-after sports watch. The specimen here offered is one 16 520 manufactured in stainless steel and the three body case has been preserved remarkably well, still presenting the green sticker on the back. With tachometer graduation on the bezel to 400 units, it also features the desirable black dial with applied luminous white-gold baton indexes and creamy subsidiary seconds. Completed by the original warranty, today the Zenith Daytona has become an even more collectible watch due to its rarity, good looks and importance within the history of Rolex.