Iconic Chronograph

    Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, 116503

    In Stock
    Was 17,595.00
    Manufacturer Code: 116503
    Availability In Stock
    Gender Mens
    SWC Ref RO-24837S
    Warranty Manufacturers / 12-Months
    Age February 2020
    Model No 116503
    Box Original Box
    Papers Original Papers
    Diameter 40mm
    Brand Rolex
    Condition Pre Owned - Mint
    RRP 17,300

    We are proud to present this iconic Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 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 infamous Daytona, reference 116503 follows on from the success of the ‘El Primero’ Daytona’s (which were discontinued in 2000) and comes set in a polished 40mm stainless steel Oyster case fitted with a fixed 18ct yellow gold engraved UPH bezel. It's clean black dial features yellow gold edged applied luminous hour markers and hands, as well as gold trimmed triple sub-dials for precise timing up to 12 hours. These details are protected by a flat sapphire crystal glass and driven by the automatic calibre 4130 movement. The 10atm (100m/330ft) water resistance is ensured by a Triplock screwdown crown, with the watch completed by a matching Rolesor (18ct yellow gold / Stainless steel) Oyster link bracelet with folding Oysterlock clasp.

    Originally purchased in February 2020 and in mint condition, coming supplied with its original inner and outer Rolex boxes, swing tag, seal, guarantee manual, leather card holder, original receipt and original international warranty card.

    This Daytona is sold with our 12-month warranty from the date of purchase, however it is also covered by its Rolex warranty until February 2025.

    • Mint condition
    • Black dial
    • 40mm Oyster case
    • Rolesor Oyster bracelet
    • Stainless steel / 18ct Yellow gold
    • Screw-down crown / pushers
    • Engraved units per hour bezel
    • Automatic 
    • Chronograph
    • Chronometer
    • Calibre 4130
    • 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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