Watchfinder & Co.

Rolex Daytona 16523

$ 18,555
  • Product Notes

    One of the most coveted and commercially successful Rolex models around, the Daytona is a brand within a brand. There are Rolex collectors and then there are Daytona collectors. The so-called Zenith Daytonas have long been of keen interest to collectors and they have increased steeply in value in recent years. It’s an interesting pattern with Rolex watches – as new iterations of models are released, older versions steadily appreciate. The 165xx series watches have almost doubled in value over the past two or three years.
    In 1988, Rolex heralded the introduction of a new 40mm case and a sapphire crystal in the Daytona. This was the brand’s first automatic winding chronograph powered by a heavily modified Zenith El Primero movement, the Calibre 400, which formed the basis for the new Rolex 4030 movement. The movement had a 52-hour power reserve and featured 31 jewels, a free Breguet balance spring and most importantly the automatic rotor. This movement served Rolex well for 12 years until, in 2000, Rolex launched its own in-house movement, the Calibre 4130.
    The Zenith-powered Daytona 16523 is one of the last Daytonas to feature the modified Zenith El Primero movement, Calibre 4030 (distinguished by the seconds hand at 9 o'clock rather than 6). This movement is proving to be very popular with collectors and is holding its value well. 
    The present example features a 40mm stainless steel case with an 18k yellow gold bezel surrounding a black dial on a stainless steel and 18k yellow gold Oyster bracelet with folding buckle. The two-tone Zenith Daytonas are one of the best value Rolex sports watches and offer a great fusion of sport and elegant chic.

  • Materials and Care Notes

    Made in Switzerland

  • Delivery & returns

    Each timepiece purchased will come with a full 24 month warranty in addition to any manufacturers’ warranty. On top of this is Watchfinder’s Buy Back Guarantee, offering customers the opportunity to sell their watch for the same amount they paid for after two years. Authenticity and function of a timepiece are of the utmost importance for collectors, which is why every Watchfinder x Revolution watch is given a full service before it reaches its final customer. A full 14 days return policy, no questions asked, is also in place should any watch not satisfy a client’s expectations.

    Due to the current global situation there might be delays in shipping. Our customer service team are available for any support you may require during this period.

    This watch will be dispatched in 3-5 working days. 


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