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
18 Rolex Very Rare and Iconic, Daytona, Automatic Chronograph in Steel, Black Dial, Retailed by Tiffany & Co, With Box, Warranty and Receipt, Reference 16 520
Estimate: € 80,000 – 160,000
Sold € 104,000
Reference: 16 520
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: N439583
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box, Warranty, Tiffany Receipt and Double Pucci Papaleo’s Letter Confirming the Presence of This Watch in the Book “Ultimate Rolex Daytona” at pages 552–555 and “Daytona Perpetual” at pages 162–163
Literature: This specific watch is published in the Book “Daytona Perpetual” by Pucci Papaleo at pages 162–163 and in the Book “Ultimate Rolex Daytona” by Pucci Papaleo at pages 552–555
The here offered Daytona 16 520 left the Rolex manufacture in 1992 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 tachymeter graduation on the bezel to 400 units is preserved in astonishing conditions with still the satin finish on the lugs and no evident signs on the case. Featured with a black dial with applied luminous white-gold baton indexes and silvered subsidiary seconds with a principle of tropicalization, the watch also comes in full set composed of box, warranty and receipt. 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 Tiffany & Co signature on the dial, slightly below the “Cosmograph” designation. Tiffany is surely one of the most sought-after retailer among watch collectors and definitely a must-have for everyone. The box that comes with the watch is indeed the Tiffany’s signed one with the outer packaging in the iconic light blue of the American jeweler. Moreover, the watch is even more important since it has been published on the iconic book “Daytona Perpetual” by Pucci Papaleo at pages 162–163 and in the other book by Pucci, “Ultimate Rolex Daytona” at pages 552–555, both of them confirmed by the letters that come with the watch. Definitely precious and absolutely rare, this very watch is an unmissable opportunity for true watches hunters.