1997 Rolex Daytona White Dial New Old Stock Ref. 16520 (With Box and Booklets)
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
NOS 16520 - The Rolex Daytona has always been and will always remain the King of the Sports models. The initially racing inspired Chronograph is still the top model of the line-up. It was in 1987 that Rolex introduced the first self winding Chronograph watch and at that time was not able to manufacture an in-house movement for it. It was fitted with a modified Zenith El Primero movement and today is nicknamed as 'Zenith Daytona'. The Zenith Daytona has become an icon by itself and is very popular among collectors and purists. It has been produced in multiple variants with subtle but important differences. The offered example is a U Series from 1997 which marks also the last series produced with a Tritium dial before Rolex switched to Luminova for the remaining U, A and P series. The watch is preserved in the elusive New Old Stock condition and doesn't show any wear from age. The crispness of the case is noticeable on the wrist, making it so much more attractive then when with a lot of wear. We want to thank the previous owner for not wearing this watch and preserving it in the best condition a watch can be, new. This watch is presented with everything but the warranty certificate.
|Model||Daytona White Dial NOS|
|Case||Excellent case in New old Stock condition. The bezel is also in NOS condition not showing any wear from age. The green case back sticker is fully present|
|Bracelet / Strap||Excellent matching Oyster bracelet not showing wear from age. The bracelet is fully linked and remains unsized|
|Dial||Excellent white dial with Tritium indexes and hands|
|Movement||Automatic, Zenith 4030|
|Box||Inner and Outer box with Reference sticker
|Papers||Booklets, wallet, card holder, hang tag
The iconic ‘Daytona’ appeared on the Rolex Oyster Chronograph in 1965, in honor of the famed Florida racetrack.
The Daytona is characterized by its Chronograph function with the ‘Units Per Hour’ tachymeter bezel, which allows Miles Per Hour readings, along with its triple-register chronograph dial layout.