Early Rolex Zenith Movement Daytona ref. 16518

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Year of issue: 1991

Reference number: 16518

Serial number: N430xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

An early example of an 18k yellow gold “Zenith” Rolex Daytona, made circa 1991 (N series). The watch boasts a crisp white dial with Arabic numerals that was uniquely offered for this model. Handsome and understated for a gold watch, the piece offers excellent value for a Zenith Daytona. 40mm. Stock 42033


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.