Rolex “Zenith” Daytona reference 16520

Model: ,
Year of issue: circa 1999
Reference number: 16520
Condition: hardly worn
Status: available
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ 19,000


This is an outstanding example of a Rolex "Zenith” Daytona reference 16520 with A serial dating it to circa 1999. The so-called “Zenith Daytonas” have appreciated significantly the last few years as people respect the modified Zenith El Primero movements. The case has been lightly polished, but it is overall an attractive watch. This watch does not include the original box and papers, has an automatic movement (Caliber 4030 made by Zenith), and is 40mm in diameter. Price: $19,000


Eric Wind


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.