Rolex Yellow Gold R-Series “Floating” Daytona Ref. 16528

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1987
Reference number: 16528
Condition: worn
Status: available
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ 65,000


Brand: Rolex Model: Daytona Reference: 16528 Gender: Unisex Year: 1987 Material: 18k YG Dial Color: Original Black Dial with Floating Daytona Dimensions: 40mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Yellow Gold Bracelet Box/Paper: Leather Travel Case Condition: Likely Never Polished, Original Finish SKU: 136789

This extremely rare R-Series 16528 features one of the most highly sought after Zenith Daytona dials; the Floating Cosmograph dial. These dials were only produced for about a year and can be found on R and some L series watches. The notable characteristics of these dials are the floating word Cosmograph which is separated from the other lines at the top of the dial. This dial also features an inverted six in the subdial at 6 oclock. This particular floating Zenith Daytona is in excellent original condition with some wear, but a tight bracelet and we believe unpolished case. The dial has some very slight speckling texture which can only be seen when the light hits it from a particular angle.


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.