Rolex Steel Cosmograph Daytona Zenith Ref. 16520

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Year of issue: 1997

Reference number: 16520

Serial number: U,16X,XXX

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This U serial 1997 Rolex Zenith Daytona, ref. 16520 is in wonderful original condition. This watch shows some wear with light surface scratches, but does not show any sign of ever being polished. This is an honest, well loved example of a reference that has been gaining popularity (as well as value) over the past few years.


Justin Gruenberg


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.