Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref.116520 "APH" Dial Full Set c.2011

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The Watch

In 1963, the Rolex Cosmograph was introduced with the ref. 6239. The so-called "Cosmograph" was a chronograph with a tachymeter on the bezel and was originally marketed toward drivers.Rolex actually referred to this model as the "Le Mans" in early advertisements before it became the official timekeeper of the Daytona International Speedway in Florida, as a result, the Cosmograph would eventually be named the Daytona, and most known models have featured both names printed on the dial.
Fast forward to 2000, Rolex launched the ref.116520, replacing the 1988 introduced 16520 and importantly presenting to the Daytona lineage Rolex's first fully in-house chronograph movement, the calibre 4130.  The 116.520 was replaced in the brand's line up by the 
ref.116500 which continues using calibre 4130,  which shows just how well regarded the 4130 is by Rolex.
This particular 116520 has, what collectors refer to as a "APH" Dial, due to a gap in the word COSMOGR APH  and is now deemed very collectable, with a limited number produced over just a few years.
The Watch is in very good pre-owned original condition with marks throughout. It is accompanied by its complete original full set of Boxes, Paperwork, Books, Card, Swing tags, Original Receipt, Bezel Protector and Spare Links.
View this Daytona in a video: here

The Specs

Age: c.2011.
Reference: 1680.
Serial Number: 1Z4XXXX
Movement: Automatic with Hacking Seconds, 30 min 12 hour Chronograph. Paraflex Shock System.
Calibre: 4130.
Timekeeping: Keeping Excellent time.
Service History: New 2011.
Dial: All Original Rolex "APH" Factory Dial.
Case: All Stainless Steel
Case Size: 40mm
Bezel: Wonderful Original Tachymeter Bezel.
Water Resistant?: 100m.
Hands: Original Handset.
Crystal: Original Sapphire Crystal.
Crown: Original.
Strap/Bracelet: On its Original Oyster 78590 Steel Bracelet, currently sized to approx 7.1in Wrist with 2 Spare Links.
Lug Width: 20mm
Box and Papers: Yes, Full Set.

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- Full Set Box and Papers.
- Collectable "APH" Error Dial.
-  All Original. Unpolished.
-Great Investment Opportunity.
Nitty Gritty:
-Some Scratches to the Case and Bracelet/Clasp. One minor to bezel.


Overall the Daytona is in very good pre-owned condition.
The Case has some minor marks and scratches throughout.
The crown is original and screws to the case nicely.
Crystal is in very good shape.
The bracelet is in very good order, with no stretch. There are some minor scratches. Fits up to approx 7.1in with two spare links.
The Dial is in fantastic condition.
Photographed on a 7in Wrist.