Rolex Daytona 16528

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Name a more bad-ass watch than an 18k yellow-gold Daytona. I'll wait.1988 was the introduction of the second-generation Daytona, which is also known as the 'Zenith Daytona'. This Daytona, dating back to 1995 (so, still with a tritium index), has reference 16528. This indicates that the watch is made from 18k yellow gold. Moreover, the dial colour is black, which makes this watch quite serious. The Zenith Daytonas are larger (40 mm) than their predecessors (37 mm). The crown guards, chronograph pushers and sapphire crystal make it a very robust, sporty piece that definitely isn't for everyone! The watch is powered by the famous El Primero-based Zenith caliber 4030, which was Rolex's first self-winding chronograph movement. The condition of this watch is very sharp. The bracelet has no stretch, the case has sharp edges and the engraving on the bezel is still very deep.

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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