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Year of issue: 1996 Circa
Reference number: 16520
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: Italy
Dealer name: Caso Watches
Price in EUR € n/a


ROLEX DAYTONA REF. 16520 W SERIES Introduced in 1988, the Rolex Daytona reference 16520 is considered by many Rolex enthusiasts to be one of the most iconic 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. The present Rolex Daytona reference 16520 example is in overall exceptional condition. The case is sharp, the bracelet is tight , the dial has no spots or flaws, the bezel has all numerals intact, the movement works perfectly. All components of the watch are correct for the period of production: black T Swiss Made T dial, Mk4 bezel, 16500 "Rolex Sa" caseback, 4030 ser. 116, XXX caliber, 78390/503b/W5 bracelet. An high quality and completely original example of the Daytona 16520 to add to a Rolex collection. The watch comes without original box and papers. Serial Number W,419,XXX / 116,XXX Year 1996 circa.


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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.