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Rolex Rolex Zenith Daytona Model 16520 Black Box and Papers ROL 764

Rolex Zenith Daytona Model 16520 Black – Box and Papers

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Rolex Daytona model reference 16520. It comes with box and papers and is an A serial number which was purchased from authorised Rolex in 1999. The Daytona is one of the world’s most sought after wristwatch. It carries on a long line of Rolex motor sport tradition with the Daytona, and the watch has had an association with sports and racing since the 1950’s. In addition the watch sports rugged good looks and is simply an stunning looking wristwatch with a sporty look and feel as well as having has a practical side to it with its twelve hour chronograph and tachometric bezel. As well as this, Rolex manufacture so few of the Daytona’s that they are very rare and difficult to get hold of. Typically there is a minimum of 5 to 7 year waiting list. Pre 2000 they had the Zenith el Primero movement. This was between the transition of hand winding and automatics, Rolex did not have an automatic chronograph so they used the Zenith El Primero movement for a period of 12 years until they developed their own. During this 12 year period, there was the aforementioned waiting list so not many were made. As a result it’s a super rare Rolex and a guaranteed future collectible classic. #

Model Daytona
Reference 16520
Year 1999
Case brushed/polished stainless steel
Crown Screw down
Pushers screw down
Crystal scratch resistant sapphire
Movement Zenith El Primero calibre 4030
Jewels 31
Power reserve 40 hours
Clasp Fold clasp with fliplock safety
Dimensions 40 mm excluding crown, 43 mm including crown and 47 mm lug to lug and thickness is 14mm. Ref.

Key Characteristics

Brand: Rolex
Band: Steel Bracelet
Case Material: Steel
Condition: Mint
Movement: Automatic
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Rolex SA was founded in 1905 by the German Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis. Contrary to popular belief, Hans Wilsdorf was neither Swiss, nor a watchmaker. Wilsdorf & Davis was the original name of what later became the Rolex Watch Company. They originally imported Hermann Aegler's Swiss movements to England and placed them in quality cases made by Dennison and others. These early wristwatches were then sold to jewellers, who then put their own names on the dial. The earliest watches from the firm of Wilsdorf and Davis are usually marked "W&D" – inside the caseback only. Hans Wilsdorf registered the trademark name "Rolex" in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland during 1908. The word was made up, but its origin is obscure. One story, which was never confirmed by Wilsdorf, is that the word "Rolex" came from the French phrase horlogerie exquise, meaning exquisite watch industry. The Wilsdorf & Davis company moved out of Great Britain in 1912. Wilsdorf wanted his watches to be affordable, but taxes and export duties on the case metals (silver and gold) were driving costs up. From that time to the present, Rolex has been headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, though the company owns facilities in other cities (Bienne, etc) and continents (North America, Asia, Australia, etc). The company name Rolex was officially registered on 15 November 1915. It is thought this change was part of a drive to popularize wristwatches, which at the time were still considered a novelty largely for women (pocket watches were more common). Wilsdorf was said to desire his watch brand's name to be easily pronounceable in any language. The company name was officially changed to the Rolex Watch Company during 1919. It was later changed to Montres Rolex, SA and finally Rolex, SA. Rolex SA is a foundation initiated and originally funded by Hans Wilsdorf and the Aegler family. According to foundation documentation, the Rolex SA company can never be sold, nor traded on any stock market.