Rolex Daytona 16520 Full Set

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We just can’t get enough of the Zenith Daytona!The Rolex Daytona. A very special watch that is popular amongst collectors worldwide. 1988 was the introduction of the second-generation Daytona; the Zenith Daytona starting with reference 16520. This Daytona, dating back to 1998 (so, still with a tritium index), is a very handsome specimen as it is in absolute mint condition. The bracelet has no stretch and the watch has barely been polished, which can easily be seen when you take a closer look at the bezel as the numbers of the tachymetric scale are still clearly visible. Furthermore, this Daytona has a clear, white dial that matches the snow during the winter and your white sneakers during the summer. The Zenith Daytonas are larger (40mm) than their predecessors. The crown guards, chronograph pushers and sapphire crystal make it a very robust, sporty watch that could be a great daily beater for anyone! This white beauty even has the original box and papers. The watch is powered by the famous El Primero-based Zenith caliber 4030, which was Rolex’s first self-winding chronograph movement. Its predecessor, the 62XX-series, housed a Valjoux caliber and the third generation, which was introduced in 2000, houses a Rolex in-house movement.Recently, a similar Daytona was picked up at our store by a very stylish woman. So, also the ladies are welcome to come and check out this piece!

Introduction

Rolex DaytonaRolex started making chronographs in the 1930s, but it was only in 1963 that a named product line was introduced: the Cosmograph. In some early advertisements, Rolex referred to the watch as the ‘Le Mans’ after the famous race track in France, although the name never appeared on the dial. After a few years, the line was officially renamed Cosmograph Daytona, after the racetrack in Florida.The most noticeable difference between these Cosmograph (Daytona) models and earlier Rolex chronographs, was the tachymeter scale (used for measuring distance and speed) that was moved from its traditional placement on the dial to the bezel. Furthermore, the dial was updated with the introduction of contrasting sub-dials.It’s hard to imagine now, but Daytonas received little love after their release. Most Daytonas languished in dealer displays for years and were only started to get noticed by Italian collectors and dealers in the late 1980s. Nowadays, Daytonas are among the most sought after Rolex models, fetching prices from $15,000 for modern ones to many millions for rare vintage references. A big contrast with the $210 list price when it was first released!

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