Rolex MK I Floating Daytona Ref. 16520

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Reference number: 16520

Serial number: R794xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

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Arguably the most sought-after variation of Zenith Daytonas, this ref. #16520 Zenith Daytona represents the first series of this model after the 6263 was discontinued. The watch is noted for its original and rare “55 unit” bezel, R series serial number, mint condition with the original sticker still attached to the case back and the accompaniment of all the original accessories including the warranty paper, booklets, hang tag and wallet. It’s an exceptional watch, augmented by the exceptional package of “goodies” and exceptional condition. 40mm. Stock 42589


Joshua Bonifas


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.