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Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.
The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.
The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.
The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.
The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.
The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.
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This second hand Rolex watch has been fully inspected in house and is covered by the 24 months Xupes warranty – please note this does not include accidental damage, water damage or negligence. This is a vintage watch and therefore we would not recommend wearing this watch in water.
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Vintage stainless-steel Rolex sports watches consistently rank amongst the most highly sought after timepieces and none more so than the Cosmograph Daytona. First introduced in 1963, the iconic chronograph offered a classic sporty design with ‘fit for purpose’ functionality and excellent proportions.
This reference 16520 is known as a Mark IV in collectors circles and was first purchased in 1997. Powered by the highly desirable self-winding 4030 Caliber, this modified derivative of Zenith’s famed El Primero movement boasts a column wheel chronograph and notable degrees of accuracy and reliability. A Rolex with all these attributes is in itself highly collectable however, what set’s this series apart is in the dial.
Fans and collectors affectionately called these pieces ‘Patrizzi’ in honour of Osvaldo Patrizzi, the Italian auctioneer who was the first to recognise the distinctive patina effect which was evident on the three chronograph subdials. This was a result of Rolex’s use of Zapon, an organic varnish which when not protected adequately suffers from oxidation, turning the silver within the varnish a brown colour. This oversight is ironically seen as a thing of beauty and desirability by vintage Rolex fans with each one degrading to create its own unique hue.
In addition to the appeal of this imperfection, the rest of the watch is presented in excellent order. The black baton dial is pristine with the tritium lume in the hour markers and hour/minute hands showing no degradation. The 40mm stainless steel case is very well preserved with the tachymeter markings still intact and no sign of over-polishing, often evident in such pieces. Offered in its original box and on a stainless steel oyster bracelet, this is a watch to satisfy the purists and will certainly make a worthy addition to any collection.
At Xupes, we make choosing and buying a pre-owned watch a truly seamless and enjoyable experience. Every item is fully inspected, serviced and restored in our accredited service centre by our team of highly skilled watchmakers, using manufacturer-approved tools and equipment. If for any reason your watch isn’t to your complete satisfaction, you can return to us within 30 days and either obtain a full refund or exchange it for something else from our range; you’ll find details of our returns policy here. For your peace of mind, your pre-owned watch will also be covered by our 12-24 month warranty.
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