Ref. 16523, Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold “Daytona” Rolex, “Oyster Perpetual, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, Cosmograph, Daytona”, Ref. 16523/16500. Made in 1994. Fine, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel, 18K yellow gold and diamond wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer, and a stainless steel and 18K yellow gold Oyster bracelet. Accompanied by booklets, warranty, all original papers, matching hang tag, all boxes.
Accompanied by a Rolex amazing, uncommon full set of boxes and papers
Case: Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and gold buttons and crown, Triplock winding crown protected by the crown guard, tachometer graduation on the gold bezel to 400 units per hour, sapphire crystal.
Dial: Bi-color black and champagne with applied yellow gold Arabic numerals and 8 diamonds set in yellow gold cushion-shaped indexes, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer minute/seconds division. Luminous yellow gold baton hands.
Movement: Cal. 4030, rhodium-plated, oeil de perdrix decoration, 31 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, shock absorber self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws.
Dial, case and movement signed.
Diameter 40 mm. Thickness 13 mm.
Around 1988, Rolex decided to discontinue the now classic Daytona manual-wind model. They replaced it by a brand model that also featured a new automatic movement. At the time, Rolex was not producing an in-house automatic chronograph movement, so they decided to use the very reliable Zenith based movement Caliber 4030.
Watch is in very good condition, just after service, under 1 year Atelier Tempus warranty.Rolex Daytona Bicolor Ref. 16523, Diamond Dial, Zenith Movement, Amazing, collectors set