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Rolex Daytona Floating Cosmograph Stainless Steel 16520 Wristwatch

$70,286.78

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Ref: W5859 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Daytona Model Ref: 16520 Age: Circa 1989 Gender: Mens Complete With: Box Only Dial: White Baton Glass: Sapphire Crystal Movement: Automatic Water Resistance: To Manufacturers Specifications Case: Stainless Steel Buckle Material: Stainless Steel Deployant Strap: Stainless Steel Oyster Case Size: 40mm Strap Length: Adjustable up to 15cm Strap Width: At Case - 20mm/At Buckle - 15mm Warranty This second hand Rolex watch has been fully inspected in-house and is covered by the 24 months warranty – please note this does not include accidental damage or negligence. Water resistance is only guaranteed in line with manufacturer's warranty.

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  • Creator
  • Metal
  • Place of Origin
    Switzerland
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1989
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Bishops Stortford, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: W58591stDibs: LU131836283361

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About Rolex (Designer)

Ask anyone, anywhere, to name a luxury watch brand, and the answer will probably be “Rolex.” This enviable worldwide recognition can be credited in part to the genius of company founder Hans Wilsdorf. When the German-born watch dealer and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, set up their London enterprise, in 1905, they called it Wilsdorf & Davis, according to the traditional formula.


But Wilsdorf was determined to come up with another name that was short, would look good on a watch dial and was easy to say and remember in several languages. In 1908, he trademarked the name Rolex, and by 1920, he had moved the company to Geneva and redubbed it as Montres Rolex S.A.


But the main reasons for the brand’s success are its commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation. In 1926, the company introduced the aptly named Oyster model. With a screw-down crown and case back, both fitted with rubber gaskets, this was the first truly waterproof watch.


Five years later, Rolex upped the ante with the Oyster Perpetual. That model’s patented Perpetual movement contained a rotor mechanism enabling it to self-wind. In another trendsetting move, in 1945, the brand debuted the Datejust, with a date window prominently displayed on the dial.


The company’s two most iconic models are sports watches. Although the Submariner, which debuted in 1953, was developed as a dive watch, its waterproof case, solid construction and good looks made it a favorite of adventurers and urbanites alike, including James Bond, who wore it in classics like Dr. No and Goldfinger. The Daytona, the racing chronograph made famous by Paul Newman, is especially sought after by collectors. Newman’s personal Daytona, which hit the auction block in 2017, sold for $17.8 million.

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