Rolex Daytona Zenith P – Serial Ref. 16520 Year 2000 (Full Set)

Year of issue: 2000
Reference number: 16520
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ n/a


The reference 16520 has been known for its iconic status in the Rolex collecting world ever since it became available. The fact that Rolex had to source movements from Zenith to offer an automatic Chronograph movement to the market pulled the attention towards this reference. Ever since 1987 it has been sold with different dial versions which have different standings on the collectors market. The present example is from the last production year of this model making it even more attractive for discerned collectors. It comes with its original box and original Certificate making it a very attractive collectors piece.

SKU 3.1.997
Brand Rolex
Model Daytona 'Zenith'
Ref. No. 16520
Serial No. P314XXX
Year 2000
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Excellent stainless steel case with very minor wear from age only. The lugs remain crisp and straight.
Bracelet / Strap Excellent and original SEL bracelet with polished center links.
Dial Excellent white 'Swiss Made' dial
Price Sold
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Automatic
Functions Chronograph
Condition Mint
Box Orig. box and carton
Papers Original punched certificate, stamped, serial number hang tag


Tariq Malik


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.