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

Extraordinary example of Rolex Zenith Daytona ref. 16520, manufactured in 1994.

This specimen is preserved in a wonderful overall condition. The amazing black dial is enhanced by the charming chocolate brown tone of the registers.

Sold by the Italian retailer Biondi in 1995, it is accompanied by the original Rolex guarantee 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.: S817xxx

Cal.: Automatic, cal. 4030

Diam.:  39mm

Box & Papers: Original Rolex Guarantee and booklets

Manufactured in: 1994

Price: on request

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