The 55th Auction Anniversary 19 July 2018 | Monaco LOT 2
Rolex 16520 “Tropical Dial’’ full set
Estimate € 40,000 – 50,000
Model Cosmograph Daytona
Reference N. 16520
Case number N. W724201
Bracelet stainless steel Rolex Oysterlock bracelet Ref. 78390
Dimensions 40 mm
Accessories Original box and warranty (now void)Possibly the most visually striking variation, and of course one of the most collectible, is represented by the present example with tropical chapter rings. Given the dramatic looks tropicalization imparts to timepieces, such a defect has come to be a sough-after particularity of the models. As it is an uncontrolled process, it can have different outcomes in terms of color achieved and uniformity. The present example can be considered without a doubt an extremely successfully tropicalized specimen, with a very even and elegant dark tobacco tonality throughout all three counters. The presence of the original guarantee, box and the condition like new makes of the present timepiece is sure to impress even the most discerning collectors. Signed : Dial, Case and Movement.
Très rare et superbe chronographe bracelet en acier étanche a 100 m avec un cadran ‘’tropical dial’. Boîtier rond. Couronne, poussoirs et fond vissés. Lunette acier avec échelle tachymétrie. Chronographe 3 compteurs. Mouvement automatique certifié chronomètre. Autocollant Rolex vert d’origine sur le fond de boite. La montre est à l’état neuf.