A completely in-house movement takes years to develop, in the year 2000, Rolex introduced caliber 4130. Fitted in a new Daytona, reference 116520. It was designed to improve the accuracy and reliability of the Daytona. The 4130’s new clutch design offered something highly valued in watches used as chronographs: precise stops and starts of the second’s hand. This makes the Daytona the perfect “stopwatch“ for timing delicate processes, including racing.
But that is just about inside the watch. On the outside were some small changes, like moving the second’s indicator from 9 o’clock to 6 o’clock and aligning the hour register with the 30-minute register. The white dial has wider markers and slightly longer lugs then reference 16520. The one we are proud to have in our collection is from the year 2003. In mint condition and ready to go. A highly collectable piece this Rolex Daytona with Rolex service papers and original box.
Feel free to hop by and have a cup of coffee with us to take the time to see this timepiece!