Rolex Perpetual Daytona Ref 16520

Model: , ,
Year of issue: 1998
Reference number: 16520
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: Switzerland
Price in EUR € n/a


Rolex Daytona 16520 Circa 1998, the watch has recently been polished and serviced by Bucherer, excellent original white tritium dial, hands are newer service luminova units, excellent 78390 bracelet with 503B endlinks, claspcode is U6, perfect conditions


Private: Laurent Ponti


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.