Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Floating L4 circa 1989

Model: , ,
Year of issue: 1989
Reference number: 16528
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Switzerland
Price in US $ n/a

Description

Cosmograph Daytona with rare black floating dial, serial L4 from 1989, correct MK1 bezel and Oyster bracelet with O1 clasp code. No box no papers

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.