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Rolex "Zenith" Daytona Ref. 16518 in 18K Gold

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Auction from Dec 6, 2018 to Dec 6, 2018
Condition: Pre-owned
Scope of delivery: No original box, no original papers
US - New York
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Basic Info

Listing number 5ROC92
Reference number 16518
Brand Rolex
Model Daytona
Code 1079
Movement Automatic
Case material Yellow gold
Bracelet material Leather
Year 1996
Scope of delivery No original box, no original papers
Location United States of America, New York, New York


Movement Automatic
Movement/Caliber 4030


Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 40 mm
Dial White


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Black
Bracelet length 184 mm
Clasp Fold clasp




Center Seconds, Small Seconds, Luminescent Hands, Screw-Down Crown


CIRCA: 1996
REF.: 16518
CASE MATERIAL: 18K yellow gold
CASE DIMENSIONS: 40 mm in diameter
DIAL: White dial with chronograph subdials
STRAP MATERIAL: Rolex black leather with Rolex 18K gold fold-over clasp, ref.16518
STRAP SIZE: 7-1/4 inches
MOVEMENT: Automatic Zenith
FUNCTIONS: Time and chronograph

The Rolex Daytona is one of the most legendary and desirable watches among collectors. This Rolex Daytona Cosmograph watch, cased in 18K yellow gold with a graduated gold bezel calibrated for 400 units, features a beautiful white dial with "DAYTONA" printed in red, unusual gold applied Arabic hour markers, luminous gold hands with a center sweep second hand, three subdials for small seconds, 30-minutes and 12-hour registers, a screw-down case back, two screw-down chronograph pushers, and a screw-down crown. It is powered by the caliber 4030 automatic movement based on a Zenith El Primero movement modified by Rolex. These "Zenith Daytonas" are highly prized by collectors.

The 18k yellow gold case of the watch and black leather strap with the yellow gold folding deployment clasp add a touch of sophistication to this highly functional and sought-after timepiece.

Accompanied by original warranty.

Dial and hands in excellent condition. Luminous material on the dial and hands intact and original. Case and bezel with light scratches throughout, consistent with age and normal wear. Strong and clear hallmarks evident at the rear of the lugs. Case appears to have been lightly polished. Movement running at the time of cataloging.

Any reference to condition in a condition report will not include a full description of condition, and for example, may not specify all faults, alteration, adaptation, mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, or dial. Colors and shades may look different online or in printed materials than they look on physical inspection, and images may not clearly show the condition of a lot. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot in person and make their own evaluation of the lot. They must understand that any statement made by Fortuna Auction LLC ("Fortuna") is merely a subjective, qualified statement and does not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Fortuna. All dimensions in catalog descriptions are approximate. No warranties are made that watches in water-resistant cases are currently water-resistant. Fortuna does not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets or leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.

Pre-owned watches, unless still in original packaging or never worn, will likely have some degree of wear and scratches. This should be expected for many of the watches offered in auction. Even if a watch is running and keeping time, bidders and buyers should expect that all movements will require maintenance. Fortuna recommends that all successful buyers promptly take their watches to a professional watchmaker for evaluation.

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