Early Zenith Daytona Ref. 16520 with Original Papers

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Model: , , ,

Year of issue: 1991

Reference number: 16520

Serial number: E955xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

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Noted for its early E serial number, mint original condition and accompaniment of the original warranty paper and booklets, this handsome collectable Zenith Daytona further boasts a MK III dial, “240 unit” bezel and original Oyster bracelet #78360 with 503 end pieces. 40mm. Stock 42612


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.