Rolex “Floating” Zenith Daytona Ref. 16528

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1989
Reference number: 16528
Condition: hardly worn
Status: available
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ 60,000


Brand: Rolex Model: Daytona Reference: 16528 Gender: Unisex Year: 1989 Material: 18k YG Dial Color: Champagne Floating Dial Dimensions: 40 mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Original Yellow Gold 78668 Bracelet with N Date Stamp Box/Paper: Handmade Leather Travel Pouch Condition: Excellent, Original Condition with Very Minor Wear SKU: 166886

This yellow gold Rolex Zenith Daytona Ref. 16528 features a clean, original champagne dial with one special detail: the floating Cosmograph. The Rolex Zenith Daytona was released in 1988 as the first redesign of the Daytona in decades and the introduction of the automatic movement to this model. For the first few years, Rolex printed the word Cosmograph slightly lower than than the four lines above. Over the years, collectors have come to refer to these dials as Floating. This example has an L-serial number and is in wonderful condition with a clean dial, excellent case and tight bracelet which features an N-serial stamp, correct for the period.


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.