Rolex Daytona Steel 16520 Porcelain Floating Dial


The King of the Perpetual Daytonas…

Today we are excited to be offering an example of arguably the most desirable 16520 – the Porcelain ‘Floating’ Mk1. The watches are known as ‘Zenith Daytonas’ due to the fact that the watches had a modified Zenith movement. This example features the glossy lacquered white dial with five lines of text, with the COSMOGRAPH line ‘floating’ from the rest of the text. The dial is in stunning original condition. The watch is fitted with the correct Mk1 ‘200’ bezel in great condition. The case is also in good, healthy condition. Having the correct movement number batch is also very important with these watches and this example has a movement number 14xxx which is correct. The original solid link Oyster bracelet, ref 78360, is in good condition with a clasp stamped ‘M9’ and 503 endlinks. The watch has been fully serviced by our watchmaker.
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Bernhard’s Choice
“This is one of the most important watches we have offered at Bulang and Sons, but it’s more than that…it’s beautiful. The way the porcelain dial catches the light is incredible and the orangey-red Daytona texts pops off the dial. Collectors are much more focused on these Perpetual Daytonas now than in the past and this really is the king of them all. A ‘Floating’ R-Serial steel 16520 is a special watch but the much rarer porcelain version takes this watch up to another level. This is a true connoisseur’s watch!”


- Reference 16520
- R983xxxx dating to 1988
- Calibre 4030 movement no. 14xxx
- Rare and desirable Porcelain Floating dial
- Rare original ‘200’ bezel
- Oyster bracelet reference 78360 with 503 endlinks
- Fully serviced by our watchmaker
- 1 year mechanical warranty
- Includes a handmade single leather watch pouch
- Free worldwide Fedex Priority shipping

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