ROLEX Daytona Cosmograph Ref. 16520 A-Series, 2000

Year of issue: 2000
Reference number: 16520
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Germany
Price in EUR € n/a


ROLEX Daytona Cosmograph Ref. 16520 A-Series wot ID: 24908

  • CASE screwed case, steel, sapphire crystal, screw-down crown, screw-down push-buttons, A series
  • DIAMETER 40 mm
  • MOVEMENT cal. Rolex 4030 (Zenith), automatic, chronometer, chronograph
  • BRACELET heavy oyster bracelet, fliplock deployant clasp
  • box and paper, unworn, new old stock
  • 2000


Ralf Meertz


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.