Rolex Daytona 16520 Full Set from 1997

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1997

Reference number: 16520

Serial number: T

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Switzerland

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

T serial from 1997, original black tritium dial and matching hands, Oyster bracelet 78390, comes with original warranty/papers, booklets and box, cal. 4030 base Zenith El Primero


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.