Rolex The Floating gold Daytona ref. 16528

Year of issue: 1987
Reference number: 16528
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € n/a


Very attractive 18k yellow gold Daytona ref 16528, manufactured in 1987. The watch carries the 'R' serial number and the 'Cosmograph' signature is suspended below the four lines of text above it, making the word 'Cosmograph' appear to float.  Powered by the caliber 4030, the present specimen in preserved in exceptional condition.  Case n.: R985xxx Cal.: Automatic, cal. 4030 Diam.:  39mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in: 1987


Corrado Mattarelli


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.