Model: , , ,
Year of issue: 1989
Reference number: 16520
Condition: worn
Status: available
Dealer country: Italy
Dealer name: Caso Watches
Price in EUR € On request


ROLEX DAYTONA REF. 16520 R SERIAL PORCELAIN DIAL FULL SET Introduced in 1988, the Rolex Daytona reference 16520 is considered by many Rolex enthusiasts to be one of the most successful watches in history. As soon as it was introduced, it immediately became a must-have for collectors of the brand and, as is the case today with the modern reference 116500LN, the wait to get it from the Official Dealers was very long and many were willing to pay a premium to own it immediately. With a completely new esthetic compared to the previous Daytona references 6263/6265 and equipped with innovative technical features such as the Zenith-based automatic caliber 4030, the reference 16520 is undoubtedly one of the most successful and sought-after Rolex watches among the brand's fans. The most sought-after examples are undoubtedly the very first manufactured featuring the white “Porcelain” dial like the present specimen. This Rolex Daytona reference 16520 is a superb specimen that stands out for its perfect condition. The case is in exceptionally preserved, the bracelet is tight, the dial is absolutely flawless in every way, the bezel has all numerals intact, the movement works perfectly. Even the original sticker is still present on the caseback. The attractiveness of this specimen is further emphasized by the extremely rare “Porcelain” dial, which makes the watch a true grail for any Daytona collector. All components of the watch are correct for the period of production: white Mk1 “Porcelain” tritium dial, Mk1 bezel, 16500 signed caseback, 4030 ser. 10,XXX caliber, 78360 / 503 / M5 bracelet. The watch comes with Rolex original box and Guarantee. Serial Number R,782,XXX, Year 1989.


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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.