1992 Rolex Daytona Patrizzi Inverted 6 Ref. 16520 (with Box & RSC from 1999)
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
The reference 16520 has been known for its iconic status in the Rolex collecting world ever since it became available. The fact that Rolex had to source movements from Zenith to offer an automatic Chronograph movement to the market pulled the attention towards this reference. Ever since 1987 it has been sold with different dial versions which have different standings on the collectors market. The present example is one from the early ones having the inverted 6 in the 6' subdial. Furthermore this piece is very attractive because the subdials of the Chrono registers have aged to a caramel brown, a phenomenon which is called Patrizzi among collectors. It comes with its original box and Rolex Service Card making it very interesting for seasoned collectors.
|Model||Daytona Patrizzi Inverted 6|
|Case||Very nice, fat and crisp case that has been polished previously. The lugs remain straight and numbers are fully intact|
|Bracelet / Strap||Excellent Oyster bracelet with polished center links, very little stretch from age, 12 links.|
|Dial||Excellent black Tritium dial with inverted 6. The subdials have aged to a beautiful caramel color aka 'Patrizzi'|
|Box||Original box & carton
|Papers||RSC from 1999
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.