*Unpolished* 2008 Rolex Daytona (Ref. 116520) Black Dial W/ Full Set

Rolex first introduced the ref. 6239 Cosmograph in 1963 in steel, 14k, and 18k yellow gold with a design solely focused on automobile racing. The Units Per Hour bezel allowed for the tracking and measuring of average speed and lap times making for a truly useful tool for racing drivers in the 20th century. Rolex, being the same marketing powerhouse back then as they are today, knew the American market would be their most effective demographic as racing in America was on the rise in the 60s-70s. Effectively, in 1964 the Rolex Cosmograph was branded “Daytona” after the famous race The 24hrs of Daytona, and the rest is history. 

The Rolex Daytona ref. 116520 is truly a modern classic that perfectly balances the embodiment of the classic Daytona heritage while showcasing the natural and necessary evolution of the model. The Daytona ref. 116520 directly succeeded the widely celebrated Zenith-era of the Daytona and brought forth its very own era which includes the very first in-house chronograph movement from Rolex, the caliber 4130. 


Stock #
Brand Rolex
Style Daytona
Model 116520
Serial V5XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Black
Millimeters 40
Bracelet Rolex 78490 Oyster Bracelet W/ Solid End Pieces



The unpolished case exhibits honest wear while retaining the factory dimensions and geometry. The stainless steel "UPH" bezel is also unpolished with honest signs of use and all of the factory enamel fully present. The original Rolex 78490 Oyster bracelet currently has 11 links that show no stretch and honest wear, the bracelet will fit up to a 7-inch wrist. The bracelet also comes with two additional links.


The original black dial with Super Luminova markers is flawless. The original Super Luminova hands are flawless and match the dial.


The watch comes as a complete set with its original inner and outer boxes, Rolex warranty card, and two additional bracelet links. The watch is keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.

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