Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 16520 full set 1996

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Year of issue: 1996

Reference number: 16520

Serial number: W

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: Switzerland

Price in EUR €: n/a

Watch details

Rolex Daytona 16520 from 1996, excellent original tritium dial with matchings hands, excellent sharp case that has been polished recently, the watch comes with box and original american papers, perfect conditions

Dealer

Laurent Ponti

DAYTONA BEACH 1960

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.