Circa 1991 “N Series” Rolex Daytona ref. #16520 with “Four Line” Dial

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1991

Reference number: 16520

Serial number: N132xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This is an important and rather rare Zenith Daytona for the collector who has everything but… This “N” series example represents the last production run of these already rare 4 line dials and also is noted for its special MK I “225 unit” bezel (used only for a limited serial number range versions of this model) and unique-to-early-Zenith-Daytonas Oyster bracelet #78360 with #503 end pieces. Note the absence of “officially certified” on the dial. Additionally, the sub dials are turning tropical. The watch is in excellent original condition. 40mm. Stock 42493


Joshua Bonifas


Birth of a Horological Icon Timepiece  The myth around the iconic Rolex Daytona has spread around the world recent years. Always has the Daytona model been attached to motor racing, at first Rolex called their new Cosmograph the “Le Mans” and little later to “Daytona” when Rolex started to sponsor the well known U.S. speedway.
Cosmograph: a name that was to be the forerunner of great fortune. Actually, the choice of the name proved to be neither easy nor expected. Whilst Rolex on the one hand flirted with the car-racing world, on the other hand it could not remain unaware of the vast media attention, which at that time was surrounding the conquest of outer space.