Rolex Daytona R series Floating Cosmograph

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1988

Reference number: 16520

Serial number: R9xx

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: Italy

Price in EUR €: n/a

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Rolex Daytona First Series Floating Cosmograph Reference 16520 Serial Dial White Floating Cosmograph Movement automatic Calibre 4030 Price 28000


Elvio Piva


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.