NOS Rolex P Series Daytona ref. 116520 with Cream Dial aka The Whale

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Year of issue: 2001

Reference number: 116520

Serial number: P363xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This is an exceptional find! The P series Daytonas were the first released by Rolex with a movement entirely of Rolex manufacture. Known to collectors as "The Whale" or "The White Whale", the first production run of white dial examples turned cream over time. This watch is in unworn, new old stock condition and is accompanied by the original box, papers and sales receipt. It's an incredible package for the Daytona collector. 40mm. Stock 41487


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.