Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watch

Model No.     : 116523

Year                 : 2008

Gender            : Unisex

Movement     : Automatic

Glass               : Sapphire Glass

Casing             : Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold

Bracelet          : Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold

Dial                   : Black

Diameter         : 40 mm

Condition         : Excellent

Accessories     : Box, Authenticity Card and Three Booklets



Rolex released the Daytona ref. 116523 in 2000 as part of the new-generation Daytona collection equipped with the new in-house Caliber 4130 automatic movement. Prior to that year, Daytona watches ran on caliber 4030, which was a modified Zenith El Primero automatic movement. The Rolex Daytona ref. 116523 is the first two-tone reference in the line to run on a calibre 4130 perpetual movement, which is produced entirely in-house. The calibre 4130 beats at a rate of 28,800 bph and offers anti-shock technology for a smooth and reliable reading on or off the race track. The ref. 116523 is also equipped with a durable waterproof Oyster case in steel and gold, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and a 400-kilometer tachymeter bezel that can be used by the wearer to calculate driving speeds. The case also boasts chronograph pushers, which activate the stopwatch functions within the movement.


All weights and measurements in the above descriptions are approximations only.
All watches are professionally checked, cleaned, polished, and serviced.
All items are supplied with generic boxes and packaging when the originals are not available.

About Rolex Watches*

Rolex was founded by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis in London, England in 1905 as Wilsdorf and Davis, Rolex moved its base of operations to Geneva, Switzerland in 1919.

Rolex first started experimenting with mechanical chronographs during the 1930s, but it was not until 1963, with the introduction of the reference 6239, that an actual name was given to their chronograph line of watches.

Although many consider this reference to be the first Daytona, it was not until almost 1965 that the “Daytona” name actually made its debut appearance on the dial. In those two years before the addition of the Daytona name, Rolex’s chronograph line was known simply as the “Cosmograph” – a name that still remains on the Daytona dials that are manufactured today.

Rolex has three watch lines: Oyster PerpetualProfessional and Cellini (the Cellini line is Rolex’s line of “dress” watches). The primary bracelets for the Oyster line are named JubileeOysterPresident, and Pearlmaster. The watch bands on the models are usually either stainless steel, yellow gold, white gold, or rose gold.

*Source Wikipedia – Rolex Watches

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