1991 Rolex Zenith Daytona (Ref. 16528) 18k YG Black Dial W/ Box & Hangtag
The Rolex Daytona model, since its start of production, has been leading the forefront as the most desirable chronograph in production. This is due to the overall precision of Rolex manufacturing that seamlessly incorporates into the complexity of a chronograph watch. All previous Rolex chronographs were a manual wind, and not until 1988 did Rolex release the Ref. 16500, which features an automatic "self-winding" movement for their headliner sports watch. Rolex decided to outsource for their movement in this reference using the Zenith 400 movement originally manufactured for the "Zenith El-Primero. They used this movement as the basis then fortified it, performing approximately 200 modifications to the base movement to meet the prestigious expectations of the Wilsdorf group. This created the workhorse Rolex 4030 movement that was put in production for an era of 12 years. In this reference Rolex also incorporated the more resilient sapphire crystals, being a contributing factor to the increased depth rating guaranteed at 100m or 330ft
This ref. 16528 holds dearly to an evolutionary era of the Rolex Daytona Chronographs, making for a highly collectible and gorgeous timepiece built to withstand generations of use. This black dial ref. 16528 is a simply stunning example, making for a perfect statement piece with subtle nuances that make collectors swoon.
|Material||18k Yellow Gold|
|Strap||18K Yellow Gold Rolex 78398 Oyster Bracelet W/ 103 Solid End Pieces|
CASE & BRACELET
The 18k yellow gold case is in beautiful shape, showing only light signs of polishing while retaining very thick and symmetrical lugs that display almost no signs of use. The 18k yellow gold "Units Per Hour" bezel has been lightly polished in the past, shows very light signs of use, and retains all of its factory black enamel. The 18k yellow gold screw-down pushers and crown remain original to the watch. The 18k yellow gold Rolex 78398 Oyster bracelet with 103 solid end pieces is in exceptional shape, showing no stretch and retaining 12 links.
DIAL & HANDS
The glossy black "inverted 6" dial with yellow sub-dials and gold markers is absolutely flawless, showing no imperfections. The tritium markers remain bright, showing only a slight ivory patina and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands are in excellent condition and match the dial perfectly, under U.V. light inspection the hands exhibit no degradation.
The watch comes with its original inner box and hangtags. The watch is running at COSC spec, previous service history is unknown.