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Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 116520


Pre-Owned Rolex 40mm Cosmograph Daytona, Black Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 116520

Produced between 2000 and 2016, the reference 116520 appears largely identical to the previous generation. The stainless steel case is nearly identical except for the lugs that are completely polished. The watch includes the same screw down pushers, sapphire crystal, and solid caseback. The bezel is nearly identical and is made of stainless steel; it is also the last Daytona with a stainless steel bezel. Due to the Rolex in house caliber 4130 movement, the dial received the more significant update with changes to the sub dial locations. The caliber 4130 is a 44 jewel integrated chronograph movement that features a column wheel and a vertical clutch for precision start/stop operation. Remarkably, the caliber 4130 requires fewer components than standard chronograph movements, which allows for a larger mainspring to increase power reserve to 72 hours while promising timekeeping accuracy of -2/+2 seconds per day. The caliber 4130 is still considered to be one of the very best mechanical chronograph movements ever created.

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Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel

Band Type

Oyster Bracelet



Box and Papers

Box and Papers





Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size







Screw Down

Crystal Material


Dial Color





40mm – 42mm


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Item ID0005748
Model #116520
Model NameCosmograph Daytona
Year Producedca. 2004
Serial NumberF4XXXXX


Rolex is recognized throughout the world not only as a brand associated with luxury, but as a watch that is both luxurious and precise.  For Rolex, this hard-won and well-deserved recognition was never in doubt.  The founder, Hans Wilsdorf named the company Rolex to be pronounceable in any language, as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy in a wristwatch.  Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was followed rapidly by receipt of a certificate of precision from the Kew Observatory in Great Britain.  From those roots Rolex built a legacy of innovation.  The Oyster watch was the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in 1926, followed by the first self-winding Perpetual rotor.  Building once again on innovation, the Datejust became the first self-winding wrist chronometer to include a date in a window on the dial.  Adventurous women and men who strive to make history have chosen Rolex for their expedition, which both perpetuates the brand’s claim to precision and dependability as well as attests to its veracity.  Hans Wilsdorf may have anticipated the acclaim Rolex would someday achieve, but even he might have been impressed with its success.