Sunday, May 20, 2007

The "Vintage Serie"
Rolex Oyster Perpetual "Daytona"

Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, Cosmograph "Daytona", Ref. 16520. Made in the 1990s. Self-winding, water-resistant to 100 meters, stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer, 50-hour autonomy and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster flip-lock bracelet. Three-body case, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back, buttons and crown, "Triplock" winding-crown protected by the "crown guard", tachometer graduation on the bezel to 400 units per hour, sapphire crystal. Dial: Bi-colored black and silver with applied tritium-coated steel indexes, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Tritium-coated steel "bâton" hands. Movement: Caliber 4030, rhodium-plated, "oeil-de-perdrix"decoration, 31 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance-spring, Microstella regulating screws. Diameter 40 mm. Thickness 13 mm.

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