Rolex Daytona Patrizzi Inverted 6 Ref. 16520 Year 1992 (with Box & RSC from 1999)

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Year of issue: 1992

Reference number: 16520

Serial number: X979XXX

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Dubai

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

The reference 16520 has been known for its iconic status in the Rolex collecting world ever since it became available. The fact that Rolex had to source movements from Zenith to offer an automatic Chronograph movement to the market pulled the attention towards this reference. Ever since 1987 it has been sold with different dial versions which have different standings on the collectors market. The present example is one from the early ones having the inverted 6 in the 6' subdial. Furthermore this piece is very attractive because the subdials of the Chrono registers have aged to a caramel brown, a phenomenon which is called Patrizzi among collectors. It comes with its original box and Rolex Service Card making it very interesting for seasoned collectors.  

SKU 3.1.989
Brand Rolex
Model Daytona Patrizzi Inverted 6
Ref. No. 16520
Serial No. X979XXX
Year 1992
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Very nice, fat and crisp case that has been polished previously. The lugs remain straight and numbers are fully intact
Bracelet / Strap Excellent Oyster bracelet with polished center links, very little stretch from age, 12 links.
Dial Excellent black Tritium dial with inverted 6. The subdials have aged to a beautiful caramel color aka 'Patrizzi'
Price Sold
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Automatic
Functions Chronograph
Condition Mint
Box Original box & carton
Papers RSC from 1999


Tariq Malik


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.