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The Culmination of an Era: A-serial Daytona Watches

時代的頂點:

As the world prepared to celebrate the approaching millennium, a series of transitions and evolutions were also under way inside Rolex’s manufacture house in the year of 1999. Today, A-serial Rolex watches hold a very special place in every Rolex collector’s heart, as the serial indicates a production date from late 1998 to late 1999 — an important turning point in the history of the manufacturer.

隨著世界準備慶祝即將到來的千禧年,勞力士於 1999年也正在進行一系列的轉型和演變。時至 今天,A-serial勞力士腕錶在每個藏家的心中都佔有 一席之地。A-serial的生產日期從1998年末到1999年 末,亦為勞力士歷史上的一個重要轉捩點。

A-serial reference 16520 Daytona watches house the last batch of Zenith movements, before Rolex released the reference 116520 which was introduced in the year of 2000. The ref. 116520 represented the frst completely new in-house movement that Rolex had designed in more than 50 years: the fully-integrated automatic chronograph movement called the caliber 4130. A-serial Rolex watches also mark the beginning of using Luminova, switching from its predecessor Tritium. Phillips is honored to present three A-serial Daytona watcges in this auction, including a stainless steel example with black dial, a stainless steel example with white dial, and a stainless steel and 18K yellow gold two-tone example with black dial, all of which are ofered in full set.

A-serial Daytona腕錶

在勞力士於2000年推出型號116520以前,A-serial 型號16520 Daytona存有了最後一批Zenith機芯。 型號116520為勞力士50多年來設計的第一款全新自家 機芯:自動上弦caliber 4130機芯。A-serial勞力士 手錶也標誌著使用Luminova的開始,轉換自其前身 的Tritium物料。 富藝斯非常榮幸在這次拍賣中展出三款A-serial Daytona腕錶,包括帶黑色錶盤的精鋼錶款,帶白色 錶盤的精鋼錶款,以及帶黑色錶盤的精鋼和18K 黃金 錶款,而這些錶款均附有全套配件,難能可貴。

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