Rolex 16523 ‘Zenith’ Daytona

Stainless Steel / 18ct Gold


Why We Love It

“The Rolex Zenith Daytona has an almost mythical status and we can see why”

What You Should Know

This Rolex 16523 ‘Zenith’ Daytona is a very attractive and collectible example of the famous watch in its first bi-metal form.

The Rolex Daytona is an absolute design icon and one of the top two or three most desirable watches in the world.

Available only with a manual wind movement until 1988, Rolex finally got around the fact that they didn’t have their own automatic chronograph movement by utilising a heavily modified version of the famous Zenith El Primero.  It was with this model that Rolex also introduced their first Bi-Metal Daytona, the 16523.

Discontinued in 1999, this 1998 watch is one of the last Rolex 16523 ‘Zenith’ Daytonas made and has one of the very last Tritium ‘Swiss Made’ dials which were discontinued that year.

The case on this watch is superb and the engraving on the bezel is strong, clear and crisp. There is only minimal wear to the bracelet and clasp and all together the watch is a lovely example of a classic Bi-Metal Zenith Daytona.

It has just been tested by Rolex certified watch specialists Michlmayr & Co and it is running smooth and strong. It is supplied with a 12 month warranty.

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What's Included

Complete with original large green outer and wooden inner boxes, the outer has the “16523” sticker intact. The papers are included as well as the YRO and translation books and the tags and a Rolex wallet.

This Rolex 16523 ‘Zenith’ Daytona has just been tested by a Rolex certified watchmaker and is supplied with a 12 month warranty.




Stainless Steel / 18ct Gold




Stainless Steel / 18ct Gold

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Yes, this Rolex 16523 ‘Zenith’ Daytona comes with Box and Papers.
At Oakleigh Watches we endeavour to bring you the best examples of the watches you’re looking for. With very few exemptions this involves ensuring that all key components are original to the watch. On the very rare occasions that any key components have been replaced this will be made clear in the description.For more information, take a look at our blog “Is that the Original?” READ HERE
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All our pre-owned luxury watches are tested to ensure that they are water resistant (where applicable) and comply to COSC spec. Passing these tests means they do not require a service at present. If they have recently been serviced, it will be detailed in the description.
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