Lot #3236 – Rolex Zenith Daytona Cosmograph Inverted 6 Watch 16528

Estimate: $28,000.00 – $32,000.00

Very fine gents 18k yellow gold Rolex Daytona Cosmograph chronograph wristwatch, ref #16528.  “S” serial, circa 1993.  Black “T Swiss Made T” Rolex dial signed “Rolex Oyster Perpetual Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified Cosmograph Daytona” with three gold ring registers, the 12 hour indicator sub dial has an inverted 6, and applied gold hour markers.  Engraved bezel.  Swiss made, automatic self winding Zenith movement.  Comes on an 18k yellow gold Rolex bracelet with a Rolex Oysterlock buckle.  Rolex bracelet #78398.   Accompanied by a wooden Rolex watch box, green leather Rolex card holder, green Rolex translation booklet, Rolex Cosmograph Daytona booklet, Your Rolex Oyster booklet, green Rolex hang tag, and red Rolex certified chronometer hang tag.  Approximate diameter is 39mm.

Has superficial scratches due to normal wear and age.  Hands have minor spotting.  Overall condition of the watch is very good.  Running at the time of inspection, however not checked for accuracy nor water resistance/proofness.  An overhaul is always recommended for used watches.

Introduced in 1988, the Rolex Daytona with a Zenith caliber #4030 was the first automatic movement Daytona.  Other Daytona variations with the Zenith movement included the stainless steel Rolex Daytona #16520, the stainless steel and yellow gold Rolex Daytona #16523, the yellow gold Rolex Daytona on a strap #16518, and the white gold Rolex Daytona on a  strap #16519.

In 1905, Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, founded their company Wilsdorf & Davis Ltd.  In 1908, they registered Rolex and became Rolex Watch Co Ltd in 1915.  After moving their headquarters to Geneva, Switzerland, the company name was changed to Montres Rolex S.A. in 1920.  Rolex introduced the first waterproof Rolex Oyster in 1926.  The following year, Mercedes Gleitze swam for 10 hours across the English Channel wearing a Rolex Oyster.  Rolex invented the first self-winding automatic movement with rotor in 1931.  Rolex watches became popular in the fields of aviation, motor racing, sports, and expeditions.  Some notable models are the Rolex Datejust, the Rolex Explorer, the Rolex Submariner, the Rolex GMT-Master, the Rolex Day-Date (aka “President”), the Rolex Milgauss, the Rolex Lady Datejust, the Rolex Deep Sea Special, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, the Rolex Sea-Dweller, the Rolex Explorer II, the Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000, the Rolex Pearlmaster (aka “Masterpiece”), the Rolex Yacht-Master, the Rolex Yacht-Master II, the Rolex Deepsea, the Rolex Sky-Dweller, the Rolex Air-King, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual, and the Rolex Cellini.

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Brand:  Rolex
Model:  Daytona Cosmograph Chronograph
Reference:  #16528
Circa:  “S” serial.  Circa 1993.
Diameter:  39mm
Dial Color:  Black
Case Material:  18k yellow gold
Bezel Material:  18k yellow gold
Case Back:  Solid
Movement:  Automatic
Functions:  Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph
Band:  18k yellow gold Rolex bracelet with Rolex Oysterlock buckle
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA