935. Rolex A very fne and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with black dial, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box 勞力士， 「Cosmograph Daytona」型號16520，精細及罕有，精鋼自動上弦 鏈帶腕錶，配計時功能和黑色錶盤，1990年製。附錶盒、保證書、配件 Manufacturer Year
Reference No. Case No.
16520 L688’075, case back stamped 16500 Model Name Cosmograph Daytona, “Zenith” Material Stainless steel Calibre Automatic, cal. 4030, 31 jewels Bracelet/Strap Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped “78360”, endlinks stamped “503”, max length 200mm Clasp/Buckle Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp, stamped “78360” and “011” Dimensions 39mm Diameter Signed Case, dial, movement and buckle signed Estimate
HKD 180,000-250,000 USD 23,100-32,100
Accessories Accompanied by Rolex Guarantee stamped Monetti & C. s.r.l., Roma and dated July 1991, green leather Rolex presentation box, hang tag, additional bracelet link, leather envelop, product literature and outer packaging.
Reference 16520 was a game changing chronograph released in 1988. Rolex moved from their long tradition using manual chronograph movements and introduced the caliber 4030, a modifed Zenith-based movement. Additionally, the case was upgraded to 39mm diameter and it was the frst Daytona to feature a sapphire crystal. The reference 16520 bearing an “L” on the serial number, can be witnessed from the second half of 1988 until the frst half of 1990, making the series a rare example of the early examples of Zenith Daytona. The frst half of the production of the “L” series houses a 4-Liner dial with a 200 units per hour bezel insert. However, in the later production of the “L” series, the watch features the updated 5-Liner dial and ftted with a 400 units per hour bezel insert.
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