The Patrizzi Pocket Expert: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona was authored by Osvaldo Patrizzi, founder and former Chairman of auction house Antiquorum, a pioneer in the world of fine watch auctions.
Patrizzi’s pocket guide takes you from the Cosmograph automatic in 1988, covering functions and features for references 16500 and 116500. This includes bezel, hallmarks, winding crown, dials, faded dials, special editions, indexes, hands, movement and more.
For those looking at the breakdown of
The production of the Cosmograph can be divided in 3 phases:
1. The creation of the Cosmograph with manual winding from 1963 to 1988 (see The Patrizzi Pocket Expert: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Manual Winding)
2. 1988 to 2000: the manufacture of the Oyster Perpetual with sapphire crystal and Zenith base movement.
3. From 2000 on, the era of the Oyster Perpetual with Rolex movement.
No longer published, the pocket guide may be a bit tricky to find. If none available via the Amazon.com link here, it is also worthwhile to try eBay.
The guide is available in English/Italian, 280 pages, and is a pocket-able 15cm x 10.5cm x 1.5cm.