Rolex “The full set Zenith black Daytona ref. 16520”. Status: sold

Breathtaking example of Rolex Zenith Daytona ref. 16520, manufactured in 1999.

This specimen is preserved in mint condition, with its sticker on the case back. The amazing black dial is enhanced by the light ivory tone of the registers.

Sold by the prestigious retailer Verga Milano in 1989, it is accompanied by the original Rolex guarantee, box and booklets.

For the Daytona’s 25th anniversary, Rolex surprised the public at the 1988 Basel fair by introducing the first self winding chronograph model in its history. The newly launched reference 16520 was powered by a derivative of Zenith’s El Primero calibre, substantially modified by Rolex. It was the first Daytona to be equipped with a sapphire crystal and a new larger diameter of 39mm.

The launch of the 16520 was an immediate success and elevated the Daytona to its current mythical status.

Case n.: A900xxx

Cal.: Automatic, cal. 4030

Diam.:  39mm

Box & Papers: Original Rolex Guarantee, Box and booklets

Manufactured in: 1999

Price: on request

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