Daytona Ref. 116520

€35.000 EUR

A model that needs no introduction: The Daytona is THE emblematic sport chrono of Rolex, and this steel version (116520) is one of those that benefit from the longest production life since it will remain in the Rolex catalog from 2000 to 2016  .

The story behind the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona reference 116520 is long overdue. For good reasons, though  it is a tale of both joy and woe. For those of you that covet the Daytona as the chronograph to end all chronographs, that may sound surprising. But trust me, those shades of feeling are very, very real.

At the millennium’s turn, reference 116520 saw the Daytona updated. It became the first Rolex with an in-house automatic chronograph movement. Before that, the El Primero caliber beat away at 4hz within reference 16520. This particular reference 116520 is a later iteration in the lifecycle that features the “APH” dial. “APH” refers to the spacing between Cosmogr and aph seen only in the steel models for a few years between 2011 and 2014. Counterintuitively, this mistake lends a premium, although, in my view, it is only a minor point.

Like the stick indexes present on almost all the dials of this reference, this one presents an extremely rare variant with Arabic numerals.  A watch that you are not likely to see on wrists other than yours!

Reference 116520
Year 2011
Movement Automatic
Diameter 40mm
Material Steel
Strap Steel
Box & Papers No/Yes



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