ROLEX DAYTONA 16520 A SERIE FULL SET
- Technical datas
This watch is designed and thought for car drivers who, thanks to its tachymetric scale on the bezel, can calculate their average speed times during races.
The brand has been making the Cosmograph since 1963, it is a manual mechanical chronograph until 1987, when it switched to automatic on the basis of the El Primero and the sapphire crystal replaced the more fragile plexiglas glass.
Hans Wildorf certainly did not think of creating a true watchmaking myth, the most coveted chronograph in the world, the one of all the records on auction sales.
The Rolex icon exceeds all expectations when it comes to celebrity. Paul Newman, actor and racing driver, is offered the famous Daytona by his wife. He wears it on the screen as well as in the city and on the race tracks.
The model presented here is from 1998, has a round stainless steel and 40 mm diameter case. A white dial with Luminova (replaced tritium) luminescent stick indexes, the first year of manufacture with this new process.
3-counter chronograph with minutes totalizer at 3, hours totalizer at 6 and permanent second hand at 9.
The movement is mechanical with automatic winding based on the Zenith El Primero, the first automatic chronograph created in 1969.
This beautiful 16520 series A version is already iconic and considered as a true vintage to be collected.
Acquiring a Daytona is to take part in the extraordinary craze that this model generates.
Since 1963 this watch has been a real milestone in the history of watchmaking and motor racing.
It is proposed with its original box and papers.