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Rolex Daytona 116520 Review

The Rolex Daytona 116520 is more than just a luxury watch; it's a piece of horological history that epitomizes Rolex's commitment to precision, innovation, and style. Holding a revered position in the pantheon of racing chronographs, the 116520 seamlessly marries functionality with aesthetics. Boasting a range of dial variations and intricacies that cater to diverse tastes, this Daytona is a watch connoisseur's dream. For those in the Los Angeles area, or even globally, WatchGuys offers this iconic timepiece at an unbeatable price point. 

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History of The Rolex Daytona 116520

Introduced in the early 2000s, the Rolex Daytona 116520 was a game changer. It was the first Daytona to house Rolex's in-house automatic chronograph movement, the Caliber 4130. This move not only cemented the Daytona's place as a leading luxury chronograph but also showcased Rolex's prowess in movement manufacturing.

 

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Key Features of The Rolex Daytona 116520

Dial Variations: Available in both black and white dials.
Sizes: 40mm case diameter.
Metal: Crafted from 904L stainless steel.
Bezel: Stainless steel with tachymetric scale to measure speed.
Bracelet Types: Oyster bracelet in stainless steel.
Movement: Automatic, self-winding.
Caliber: Rolex Caliber 4130.
Year(s) Produced: Introduced around 2000 and produced until around 2016.

Prices of Rolex Daytona 116520

Retail price: $12,700 (discontinued)

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Movement & Complications of The Daytona 40mm 116520

The heart of the Daytona 116520 is the Caliber 4130, Rolex's first in-house automatic chronograph movement. It replaced the previous Zenith-based movement, offering greater efficiency, fewer components, and a larger power reserve of 72 hours. Its Parachrom hairspring provides resistance to shocks and temperature variations, making it a marvel in precision and reliability.

Who Wears The Rolex Daytona 116520

The Rolex Daytona 116520 finds favor among a diverse audience, from racing enthusiasts to celebrities and business tycoons. Its design and functionality resonate with those who appreciate classic style combined with modern innovation. While it shares the iconic Daytona DNA, the 116520 is distinct due to its in-house movement and specific design elements. Similarities can be found with other Daytona models, yet the 116520 stands as a pivotal model in the Daytona lineage.

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How To Buy a Rolex Daytona 116520

Securing a Rolex Daytona 116520 is notoriously challenging due to its stellar popularity, often compelling enthusiasts to explore alternative marketplaces to bypass extensive delays. WatchGuys, located in Los Angeles, becomes a beacon of hope in such scenarios, frequently featuring the coveted Daytona 116520 and a plethora of other distinguished Rolex models, ready to grace your collection.

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