Rolex U Series Zenith Daytona Stainless Steel Ref. 16520 with Box and Papers

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1999

Reference number: 16520

Serial number: U329xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

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A mint condition example of this increasingly popular collectable steel Daytona, this piece is noted for retaining the original sticker on the case back and being accompanied by the original box, warranty paper, booklets and Rolex service record. U series was created circa 1999, making this among a late example of a Zenith movement Daytona. No excuses! 40mm. Stock 42549


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.