FS: Rolex 16523 SS/18k Zenith Daytona White Inverted 6 Dial - Amazing UnpolishedPosted by NKFlyer in forums.watchuseek.com
Rolex 16523 SS/18K Daytona with zenith movement and the rare “inverted 6” dial which was only produced for a short period of time. Besides the inverted six on the bottom register, this dial also features distinct black trim around the subdials which is much more striking than the usual gold trim. This is a good opportunity to pick up an interesting zenith Daytona for a far more reasonable price than the all-stainless models. According to the estate of the prior owner, this watch was a total “safe queen” which rarely saw the light of day and the incredible unpolished condition certainly reflects that.
Condition is 93-94% “near-mint” per the TimeZone guidelines, with some very tiny marks on the bezel that can be viewed with a loupe. I would have rated the condition even higher except that the undersides of the lugs have some marks from bracelet removal and the caseback has a few scratches from the watch box's "cuff" rubbing against it. The original 78363 bracelet has no stretch whatsoever and still has a factory protective sticker inside the clasp. All 13 links are present as well (12 installed plus 1 extra). Service history is unknown. Watch is keeping COSC time with good amplitude, but the crown action is a little bit stiff. I tested the chrono function and it works & resets properly.
Includes original inner box, outer box and extra link (not pictured). Paperwork could not be located.
Price & Terms:
$9975 includes domestic (USA) overnight shipping with insurance. Bank wire preferred but paypal may be considered if buyer is well established in the watch community and agrees to pay the 3% fee. No offers to trade, please.
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|Country of Origin:||Switzerland|
Zenith SA is a Swiss luxury watchmaker. The company was started in 1865 by Georges Favre-Jacot at the age of 22, in Le Locle in the canton of Neuchâtel. Zenith was purchased by LVMH in November 1999, becoming one of several brands in their watch and jewellery division. Jean-Claude Biver became Interim CEO in 2017, replaced CEO Aldo Magada, who replaced Jean-Frédéric Dufour in 2014.
Zenith has a long reputation for the quality and precision of their watches. It is one of the Swiss watch manufacturers that still produce their own movements in-house.
The El Primero calibre, which was first released in 1969, and still produced today, was one of the first automatic chronograph movements and has a frequency of 36,000 alternations per hour (5 Hz). This high rate allows a resolution of 1⁄10 of a second and a potential for greater positional accuracy over the more common standard frequency of 28,800 alternations per hour (4 Hz). The El Primero was honoured with a 2012 release of the El Primero Stratos Flyback Striking 10th, limited to 1,969 pieces (in honour of the original 1969 release date), that housed the same 36,000 vph movement and a sub-dial measuring in tenths of a second to make a complete rotation every ten seconds.