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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2000
    Reference No: 16520
    Case No: P121***
    Model Name: Daytona
    Material: Stainless Steel, Water Resistant 100m
    Calibre: Automatic Rolex 4130 Calibre Chronograph
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet with “Solid End Links”
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp
    Accessories: Service Papers and Box

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 16520
Representing the very final evolution of Rolex’s ‘Zenith’ 16520 Daytona, thought to be one only a few hundred made in the P-serial range as Rolex were already shifting production to the in-house 116520 model. Featuring the correct SEL end-links and Luminova dial but retaining the brushed lugs and sharp case that makes the 16520 so sought after. Presented with the original box and Rolex service papers, this rare Cosmograph is in super condition.


Price £25,000 Ω