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    Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 'Zenith', 16528

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    Was 32,995.00
    Manufacturer Code: 16528
    Availability In Stock
    Gender Mens
    SWC Ref RO-24814S
    Warranty 12 Months
    Age January 1998
    Model No 16528
    Box Original Box
    Papers Original Papers
    Diameter 40mm
    Brand Rolex
    Condition Pre Owned - Mint
    RRP Discontinued

    We are proud to present this stunning Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ‘Zenith’ for sale in mint condition, fully checked and authenticated in our accredited workshop. 

    Emerging from the sporting timepieces of the early 1930s donned by Sir Malcolm Campbell, Rolex has forged a lasting connection with motor racing and speed. In the mid-1950s, Rolex introduced a watch featuring a telemeter and tachymeter scale on the dial, accompanied by three sub-dials for precise timing up to 12 hours. By 1963, the telemeter scale was removed, and the tachymeter found its place on the bezel, enhancing dial legibility and introducing the term 'Cosmograph' to the world. However, it wasn't until 1965 that the term 'Daytona' was officially associated with the model, a nod to Rolex's role as the official timekeeper of the racetrack. Subsequent models from this lineage have evolved into some of the most coveted, collectible, and valuable watches ever created. Their allure extends beyond the famed 'exotic' Paul Newman dials and the introduction of El Primero movements in the 1990s, drawing from the rich racing heritage of the collection and the exceptional quality of the watches themselves.

    This version of the Daytona, reference 16528 was first produced in 1988, with the 165xx series running until being discontinued in 2001, coming set in a larger 40mm 18ct yellow gold Oyster case compared to its 37mm predecessors. It features a fixed 18ct yellow gold units per hour bezel and a clean black dial with luminous hour indexes and matching hands with black and luminous inlay. The chronograph sub-dials are black but edged in gold, with the watch powered by the modified Zenith El Primero movement known as the calibre 4030. Ensuring its 10atm (100m/330ft) water resistance are 18ct yellow gold screw-down pushers and a Triplock crown, with the watch completed by a matching 18ct yellow gold Oyster link bracelet with a folding safety catch clasp.

    Originally purchased in January 1998 and in mint condition for its age, coming supplied with its original inner and outer boxes, instruction booklet, Oyster booklet, calendar card, translation booklet, leather card holder and its original perforated international warranty.

    This Daytona is sold with our 12-month warranty from the date of purchase. 

    • Mint condition - For its age
    • Black dial
    • 40mm Oyster case
    • Rolesor Oyster bracelet
    • Screw-down crown / pushers
    • Engraved units per hour bezel
    • 18ct Yellow gold
    • Automatic 
    • Chronograph
    • Chronometer
    • Calibre 4030
    • 10atm (100m/330ft)
    • Discontinued
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    I recently purchased a Planet Ocean from The Swiss Watch Co and found the experience nothing short of first class. The watch was in mint condition as described, and Tim thoroughly knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. A very strong recommendation for anyone wanting personal service and high quality watches with the assurance and piece of mind we all seek. Well done to the entire team......

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