Rolex Daytona "Patrizzi"

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SKU AS01226
SKU AS01226

Why We Love it

You already know the Daytona story, so we won't go regurgitating it yet again.  We've yet to meet any collector or enthusiast who doesn't desire one for their collection, and for good reason.  Rolex's brilliant motorsports chronograph is a winner in any variant, vintage or modern.  And while current ones admittedly don't generally do as much for us as a nicely-aged example, this one is likely the exception to the rule.

What you're looking at is a Reference 16520 Cosmograph, affectionally known as the "Zenith Daytona" because of its automatic chronograph mechanism that is based on the revered high-beat El Primero movement. For those who may not know, Rolex didn't actually offer an in-house automatic chronograph movement in the Daytona line until 2000, and having left the manual-winding Valjoux movements on which they were founded in 1988, it relied on Zenith to provide the drivetrain for their flagship chronograph. 

"Zenith Daytonas" were made for a little over a decade, and have already become incredibly desirable by collectors. With near-perfect proportions, the 16520 has become an icon unto itself, a true modern classic. 

Adding to the allure of this piece is the coveted 'Patrizzi' dial, a moniker that denotes the discolored sub-dial rings, a feature that is the result of the use of an organic varnish that allowed the silver elements of the dial to oxidize over time.  Effectively a manufacturing error, the 'Patrizzi' dial adds a splash of uniqueness to these pieces, each having aged and darkened slightly differently since their manufacture.

With its tireless Zenith movement, unstoppable lineage and just the right amount of uniqueness, these Rolex Reference 16520 Daytonas might be some of the coolest contemporary Rolex chronos out there.   

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Rolex Daytona

Rolex Daytona "Patrizzi"

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Rolex Daytona

Why We Love it

You already know the Daytona story, so we won't go regurgitating it yet again.  We've yet to meet any collector or enthusiast who doesn't desire one for their collection, and for good reason.  Rolex's brilliant motorsports chronograph is a winner in any variant, vintage or modern.  And while current ones admittedly don't generally do as much for us as a nicely-aged example, this one is likely the exception to the rule.

What you're looking at is a Reference 16520 Cosmograph, affectionally known as the "Zenith Daytona" because of its automatic chronograph mechanism that is based on the revered high-beat El Primero movement. For those who may not know, Rolex didn't actually offer an in-house automatic chronograph movement in the Daytona line until 2000, and having left the manual-winding Valjoux movements on which they were founded in 1988, it relied on Zenith to provide the drivetrain for their flagship chronograph. 

"Zenith Daytonas" were made for a little over a decade, and have already become incredibly desirable by collectors. With near-perfect proportions, the 16520 has become an icon unto itself, a true modern classic. 

Adding to the allure of this piece is the coveted 'Patrizzi' dial, a moniker that denotes the discolored sub-dial rings, a feature that is the result of the use of an organic varnish that allowed the silver elements of the dial to oxidize over time.  Effectively a manufacturing error, the 'Patrizzi' dial adds a splash of uniqueness to these pieces, each having aged and darkened slightly differently since their manufacture.

With its tireless Zenith movement, unstoppable lineage and just the right amount of uniqueness, these Rolex Reference 16520 Daytonas might be some of the coolest contemporary Rolex chronos out there.   

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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