Rolex “The Full set Black Daytona ref. 16528”

Year of issue: 1995
Reference number: 16528
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € n/a


Extremely rare Rolex 18k yellow gold Daytona ref. 16528, manufactured in 1995. The diamond numerals and the red “Daytona” writing are gracefully combined with the wonderful black dial and the gold case. The case is untouched, with all the crisp gold marks perfectly preserved. At the heart of this timepiece we find the caliber 4030, or “El Primero”, produced by Zenith, which was the very first automatic chronograph movement in the world. Accompanied by the original Rolex Guarantee and Rolex tag. Case n.: W199xxx Calibre: Automatic, 4030 Diameter: 39mm Box & Papers: Original Rolex Guarantee and Rolex tag Manufactured in: 1995


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.