Collector Condition 1998/99 (A Serial) Rolex Daytona Zenith Movement Full Set

The Overview

We have been asked to market one of the most desirable watches in the World, the Rolex Daytona 16520 with a Zenith movement.

The first batch of automatic Daytona watches housed the Rolex Caliber 4030, which was based on the El-Primero Caliber 400 by Zenith. Caliber 400 was, in fact, a resurrection (brought back in 1985) of the pioneering Zenith El-Primero Cal. 3019PHC made from 1969-1975.

The Caliber 4030 uses a lateral clutch chronograph system and has a 54-hour power reserve. Zenith Daytona watches have five-digit reference numbers (165xx) and were produced from 1988 until 2000.

This model was made in 1998/99 – A Serial) and has just been fully serviced and given a very soft polish by our watchmaker – it looks stunning and the case is in excellent condition. In terms of provenance the original owner (an ex-Managing Director of a major watch brand) and he kept everything:

  • The Rolex punched papers
  • The Rolex brochure and chronometer chip
  • The Rolex wallet
  • The original Rolex box with the correct 16520 sticker on the side and showing the price at £3,120…..

We will supply a 12 month warranty and a lifetime guarantee on the provenance and authenticity. This is pretty much as good as it gets…


About Sonning Vintage Watches

Sonning Vintage Watches are one of the largest prestige brand vintage watch retailers on the Internet carrying stock of around £500,000; we’ve sold over 3,000 vintage watches across the world since our formation in 2009. We’re based in Berkshire and Nottingham and spend 1- 2 days a week in London. Whilst we’re an Internet business we do ‘show’ 90% of our watches prior to sale and travel across England to meet prospective buyers.


Why Purchase a Watch from SVW

We provide a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity and provenance of all our watches and come with a full printed Receipt of Sale and Insurance Valuation. Purchasing from SVW gives you the protection and reassurance of buying from an incorporated company with outstanding customer testimonials.

We provide a high quality box and use the Royal Mail Special Delivery for the UK and DHL for overseas sales. They are insured for the full purchase value.

See what our customers say – 100% positive feedback on all our sales sites and over 40% of our customers buy again or refer us!


Couriering and Pre-Delivery Inspection

We use the Royal Mail’s Guaranteed next day service for UK sales and DHL for all overseas shipping. All our watches are fully serviced, but prior to couriering each one will undergo a 3 day pre-delivery check to ensure the watch is in perfect condition.


The Conclusion

This is a rare and highly collectable vintage watch from one of horology’s most famous names and will, if history is any judge, provide an excellent financial investment as well as a possession to treasure and enjoy. I will provide an insurance valuation in excess of my asking price. Please appreciate the difficulty of photographing this piece, it looks even better in real life. Subject to your location I’ll happily show the watch.

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