Rolex 1999 Daytona Zenith Black Diamond A Series SHARP + PATINA
Rolex 16528 Daytona "Zenith El Primero", 18k is in excellent condition and appears to be the original finish, the case is extremely sharp and appears to be never detailed, 18k yellow gold Oyster bracelet stamped 78398 with solid endlinks, the yellow gold case has developed a very charming warm patina, bracelet shows almost no stretch and is also in fantastic condition, automatic El Primero movement, original black diamond dial with invert 6 is in exceptional condition, sapphire crystal, size 40mm, thickness 12.3mm, (A series) 1999, Excellent Condition with Rolex Box and original punched papers.
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This is a completely original 1999 18K yellow gold Rolex Daytona "Zenith El Primero" 16528. It has an integral 18k yellow gold Oyster link bracelet stamped 78398 with solid endlinks and a double deployment buckle, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. There is a solid screw-down brushed case back, screw-down chronograph pushbuttons, and a Triplock winding-crown protected by the crown guard. The 40mm diameter solid three-body case, curved lugs, and flat angled bezel with a tachometer graduation to 400 UPH, are polished/brushed. The dial is black with "boat" shaped baton hour markers with luminous inserts, and the gold Rolex crown is at 12 o'clock. It has an outer minute/one-fifth second track around the perimeter flange, yellow gold baton hands with luminous inserts, and a gold center sweep chronograph hand. There are three gold-rimmed black subsidiary dials with black markers and Arabic numerals, and gold indicator hands, including a running small seconds register at 9 o'clock, a 12-hour register at 6 o'clock, and a 30-minute chronograph totalizer is at 3 o'clock. It has a Certified Official Superlative Chronometer (COSC) rating, and it's water resistant to 100 meters/330 feet. The 12.3mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. This Rolex Daytona "Zenith El Primero" 16528 has a mechanical automatic self-winding Zenith El Primero caliber 4030 (Zenith base 400) movement. It's rhodium-plated, with oeil-de-perdrix embellishment. It's constructed with 31 jewels, a blue Parachrom hairspring, an Incabloc shock absorber device, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a monometallic balance that's adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, a self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, and Microstella regulating screws. The mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 36,000 vph (5Hz). The Rolex Daytona "Zenith El Primero" 16528 was introduced in 1988, and it was produced until 2000.
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