Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Floating L4 circa 1989

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1989

Reference number: 16528

Serial number: L4

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Switzerland

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

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


Laurent Ponti


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.