Introducing the 2016 Rolex Oyster Model: The Cosmograph Daytona
At the world renowned Baselworld event, Rolex released some stunning updated model watches. Our favourite by far, just on personal preference is the Cosmograph Daytona! We love Rolex, the brand and its luxury image and we think that the new Cosmograph Daytona embodies everything that Rolex stands for.
The new version of the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in 904L steel is equipped with a monobloc Cerachrom bezel, developed and patented by Rolex, in black ceramic. A blend of high technology and sleek aesthetics, this evolution pays tribute to the heritage of the legendary chronograph. The black bezel is reminiscent of the 1965 model that was fitted with a black Plexiglas bezel insert, while the high-tech ceramic ensures extreme durability and provides an exceptionally legible tachymetric scale.
The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona embodies a history marked by a passion for speed and motorsport. Created by Rolex in 1963, this model born for racing has established an extraordinary track record in the world of motorsport thanks to its reliability and performance. Known simply as the “Daytona”, the watch has risen to the rank of an icon as one of the best-known chronographs in the world. Before lending its name to one of Rolex’s most emblematic models, the city of Daytona Beach in Florida – with its famous long, straight beach, and sand packed as hard as cement – forged its own legend as the capital of land speed records from 1903. The name Daytona also epitomises the historic ties that bind Rolex and automobile racing, whether in endurance or speed.
Check out some of the images from the Rolex website, I think you will agree, this is beautiful timepiece. The new 2016 updates includes a black monobloc cerachrom bezel in ceramic. This innovative Cerachrom bezel, developed and patented by Rolex, offers a number of advantages. Its hardness makes it virtually scratchproof, it keeps its colour despite the effects of UV rays and it is corrosion-resistant. In addition to this extreme durability, the numerals on the tachymetric scale are exceptionally legible, thanks to
a process developed by Rolex. The graduations are first moulded in the ceramic before it is fired at 1,500° C, then coated with a thin layer of platinum via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition). The clear definition obtained through this process, together with the contrast of the platinum against the black ceramic, lends peerless legibility to the bezel of the 2016 Daytona. The design of the graduations has also evolved with numerals and triangular markers around the edge of the bezel. The monobloc Cerachrom
bezel is made in a single piece and holds the crystal firmly in place on the middle case, ensuring waterproofness. This exclusive component first appeared in 2011 on an 18 ct Everose gold Daytona before being fitted in 2013 on the 950 platinum version celebrating the Cosmograph Daytona’s 50th anniversary.
Check out some of the images below, and let us know in the comments what your favourite Rolex watch is!
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