Rolex Daytona 116520 Unpolished
- Condition: Excellent
- Model: 116520
- Movement: Automatic
- Strap Length: 195mm
- Scope: Box & Papers
- Year: 2012
- Case Width: 40mm
- Listing ID: SD020311
|Scope||Original Box & Papers|
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Rolex's Daytona might be one of the 'hottest' watches on the market, but this wasn't always the case. The watch started out as the 'Cosmograph', seemingly named to coincide with NASA's efforts to explore the frontiers of space. Alas, Omega's Speedmaster won out and became the Moonwatch, leaving Rolex's new watch lacking a sense of purpose.
It wasn't until 1964 when Rolex rebranded the chronograph by associating it with the Daytona International Speedway, making the watch a racecar driver's tool. Even still, it never enjoyed much success until Rolex once again rebranded in the late 1980s, giving the Daytona a polished bezel and new dial that gave the watch a much more contemporary and luxurious feel. As the new watch grew in popularity, so did Rolex's vintage models. Today, both new and old alike are highly sought-after, with collectors appreciating the history as well as design of the now-iconic watch.
This unpolished Rolex is in excellent/near-mint condition, and has some micro-scratches from handling on the bracelet. The bezel is in mint condition, and the watch has been worn very carefully by its original owner on a small number of occasions.
Comes with original inner and outer box set with white card sleeve, instruction booklet, document holder, translation booklet, polishing cloth, both hang tags with matching serial and original guarantee card.
Known by many simply as 'the Crown', Rolex has certainly done much to deserve its reputation. From its founding just over a century ago by a German immigrant in the UK, Rolex has grown to become an international behemoth, recognisable (and indeed visible) across the globe.
Few other watchmakers can boast the same combination of consistency, quality and desirability as Rolex. Everything from the build quality of the cases and bracelets to the chronometer-rated movements are designed to ensure that even the most discerning of owners are satisfied.
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