- Reference 116500LN
- Model Case Oyster, 40 mm, Oystersteel
- Bezel Black monobloc Cerachrom bezel in ceramic with molded tachymetric scale
- Water-Resistance Waterproof to 100 meters / 330 feet
- Movement Perpetual, mechanical chronograph, self-winding
- Caliber 4130, Manufacture Rolex
- Power Reserve Approximately 72 hours
- Bracelet Oyster, flat three-piece links
- Dial White
- Certification Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)
The tachymetric scale
A key part of the model’s identity is the bezel molded with a tachymetric scale for measuring average speeds of up to 400 miles or kilometers per hour. Blending of high technology with sleek aesthetics, the black bezel is reminiscent of the 1965 model that was fitted with a black Plexiglas bezel insert.
This model features a white dial with snailed counters, 18 kt gold applique hour markers and hands with a Chromalight display, a highly-legible luminescent material. The central sweep seconds hand allows an accurate reading of 1/8 second, while the two counters on the dial display the lapsed time in hours and minutes. Drivers can accurately map out their track times and tactics without fail.
Rolex uses Oystersteel for its steel watch cases. Specially developed by the brand, Oystersteel belongs to the 904L steel family, alloys most commonly used in high-technology and in the aerospace and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is essential. Oystersteel is extremely resistant, offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.
All Rolex watches are assembled by hand with the utmost care to ensure exceptional quality. Such high standards naturally restrict Rolex production capacity and, at times, the demand for Rolex watches outpaces this capacity.
Therefore, the availability of certain models may be limited. New Rolex watches are exclusively sold by Official Rolex Jewelers, who receive regular deliveries and independently manage the allocation and sales of watches to customers.
Betteridge is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Official Rolex Jewelers and can provide information on the availability of Rolex watches.