I really don’t think I need to go too much into the Daytona as anyone who is anyone knows about this watch. It has always been the case that the ultimate Rolex is ironically not a solid gold President Day-Date, but the Cosmograph Daytona. With waitlists in the years to authorised dealers these days not even entertaining you unless you’ve bought another Rolex before, the Daytona is without a doubt the most desirable and hardest to get Rolex in the market today.
This example is the discontinued reference 116520 and the introduction of this reference marked a historical change for Rolex where in the year 2000, they moved away from using outsourced chronograph movements, to their new, in-house Calibre 4130. Prior to this in the 16520 model, Rolex used a Zenith El Primero movement and prior to that, Valjoux ebauches on the 62XX series.
Part of the allure of the Daytona certainly has to be its look, with its sleek stainless steel case and glossy black dial, on the wrist it just works amazingly well. As this reference has been succeeded by the newer 116500, I know that the 116520 will soon become more and more sought after and collectable.