New York Watch Gallery

Rolex Daytona 116520

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One of the most iconic and recognizable wristwatches of all time, there's no mistaking the Rolex Daytona.

Why We Love It

With its striking, contrasted dial and famous case silhouette, there is no other watch quite like the Rolex Daytona. This model, the ref. 116520, was launched by the brand in 2000, at the time replacing the 1988 introduced 16520 and importantly presenting to the Daytona lineage Rolex's first fully in-house chronograph movement.

In the metal, the watch is really striking and immediately recognizable as the Crown's renowned chronograph –its 40mm steel case, screw-down pushers and crown, and ceramic bezel provide a distinctive canvas for the unmistakable dial configuration they surround. 

On the dial, the contrasted look between metals, black and white, all work together to present the recognizable chronograph aesthetic, its date-less display supremely well-balanced and symmetrical, with a small red "Daytona" script serving as the watch's signature. Applied hour markers and a 12 o'clock Rolex crown punctuates the style, while a pair of lume-accented baton hands steadily indicate the time. 

Most notably, the 116520 introduced to the Daytona family the widely-praised Rolex caliber 4130 to power its timekeeping, replacing the caliber 4030, based upon Zenith's famed El Primero caliber with significant modifications. The caliber 4130 has from its launch become the brand's standard chronograph mechanism, even into the ceramic-bezel contemporary ref. 116500, complete with superlative chronometer timekeeping and a 72-hour power reserve.

 Brand  Rolex
 Model  Daytona
 Reference  116520
 Case Material  Stainless Steel
 Caseback  Solid
 Diameter  40 mm
 Case Thickness  12.5 mm
 Dial Color  White
Scope Of Delivery N/A
Condition New


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Rolex Daytona 116520

In 1905, Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law set up shop as Wilsdorf and Davis in London. In 1908, this company would officially register the name Rolex, and by 1915, they had relocated to Switzerland. Rolex has notched countless firsts in watchmaking. The company has also become a ubiquitous force in our culture on the wrist of countless celebrities and as the official timekeeper of numerous sporting events.

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