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Auction Ended
08/05/22
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Lot #1577

Rolex Daytona 116520 Black Dial Box and Papers

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Introduction

Released in 2000 as a brand new generation of Daytona, the ref. 116520 featured much of the same unchanged design that the previous “Zenith” Daytona had, except for several relatively minor details. To begin with, the dial layout had changed slightly, so the running seconds subdial went from 9 o'clock to 6' clock, and the subdials were no longer in line with the center of the dial. Instead, they moved up slightly above the middle of the dial (running from 9 to 3 o'clock). Additionally, Rolex gave the new Daytona broader indices to accommodate more lume, longer lugs, and a mirror finish on the case flanks to differentiate the latest generation even further. But, without doubt, the latest generation’s most significant upgrade was Rolex’s new (at the time) in-house automatic cal. 4130 chronograph movement. Designed to be ruthlessly efficient, it has just 201 parts - a 20% decrease on the previous movement, the cal. 4030, making for an even more reliable movement requiring even less servicing. Additionally, with more space free to accommodate a larger mainspring, Rolex increased the cal. 4030's power reserve from 50 to 72 hours in the cal. 4130. All in all, even for a 20+ year old movement, the cal. 4130 is incredible even by today’s standards and fitting for the Daytona’s legendary legacy.

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Grade

M 8.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$12,000 – $16,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

40mm

Model

Daytona

Movement

Automatic cal. 4130

Reference

116520

Bracelet

Stainless steel Oyster bracelet

Year

2007

Condition

Near Mint

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch, box, papers, booklets and hang tags

Dial Color

Black

THE DIAL

Featuring one of the most recognizable dials in all of watchmaking, the ref. 116520 sports silver subdials and 18kt white gold applied indices and hands which sit atop its black dial and reflect the aesthetic of its famed stainless steel construction.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Measuring 40mm in diameter, the Daytona wears on the wrist with a comfortable familiarity that enables almost anyone to easily pull it off.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in excellent to near mint condition. There is minor surface wear evident on the watch, but nothing major. The bezel still retains all of its black enameling. Bracelet has minor surface wear through, and is full length and has little to no stretch.

Our Perspective

An icon within watchmaking the Daytona leads the pack in the world of chronographs with its storied past, fantastic movement, great looks, and legendary exclusivity.

Eric Ku

Co-founder

Lot # 1577

Rolex Daytona 116520 Black Dial Box and Papers

Sold

$23,100

Ended
08/05/22