Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

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.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

71 Rolex Fascinating and Iconic, Daytona, Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel and Gold, With Champagne Dial, Reference 16523, With Warranty

Estimate: € 12,000 –⁠ 25,000

Sold € 20,800

Lot Description

Model: Daytona
Reference: 16523
Case Material: Steel and Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Steel and Yellow Gold
Year: 1998
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 4030
Case N°: U270829
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Warranty and Tags

What makes the present watch special is that this 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 16523 is stunning with 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. The glamorous Champagne dial with black subsidiary dials for the chronograph and the applied yellow-gold baton numbers is mint and perfectly matches the steel-gold binomial. Offered with its original warranty and tags, two tones watch like this are gaining positions in the watch aficionados’ wish list and for this reason are now very requested.