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
171 Rolex Highly Exclusive and Attractive, Daytona, Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, White Dial, Retailed by Tiffany & Co, With Box, Tiffany’s Warranty and Service, Reference 16 520
Estimate: € 70,000 – 140,000
Sold € 78,000
Reference: 16 520
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: N117820
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box, Tiffany’s Warranty, Service, and Pucci Papaleo’s Letter Confirming the Presence of This Watch in the Book “Daytona Perpetual” at pages 162–163
Literature: This specific watch is published in the Book “Daytona Perpetual” by Pucci Papaleo at pages 162–163
Legendary timepiece, the reference 16 520 was the first chronograph of the Rolex manufacture to encompass an automatic movement derived from a Zenith ébauche. Built with a larger case than its predecessors and a sapphire-crystal glass, when launched in 1988, the watch garnered an immediate waiting list at Rolex retailers. Throughout the years, this model has become highly sought-after by collectors and today is probably the most recognizable example of the whole horological world. Of incredible importance, the present watch is not only part of this coveted reference but is distinguished by its prestigious heritage. Kept in an important collection for many years, the chronograph was cherished with care throughout the time with a very well preserved stainless steel case equipped with an Oyster bracelet and white dial. Moreover, the watch exemplifies the very famous relationship between Rolex and the American jeweler Tiffany & Co. With the signature displayed below the “Cosmograph” script, the timepiece, furthermore, shows the inverted 6 in the chronograph hour subsidiary dial, two incredibly important and appreciated details by collectors. To make clear the authenticity of this lot, it is also enriched with the original Tiffany’s warranty and box, plus a service. Last but not least, this very watch has been chosen by Pucci Papaleo in order to be insert in one of his colossal book, “Daytona Perpetual”, at page 162–163 and that is confirmed by the editor’s letter.