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Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

Oyster, 40 mm, yellow gold
$28,500* - Reference 116518LN

watch on wrist
  • Reference 116518LN
  • Model Case Oyster, 40 mm, yellow gold
  • 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 Oysterflex
  • Dial Champagne-color and black
  • Certification Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)
The tachymetric scale

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.

Champagne-color and Black Dial

Champagne-color and Black Dial

This model features a champagne-color and black 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.

18 kt yellow gold

18 kt yellow gold

By operating its own exclusive foundry, Rolex has the unrivaled ability to cast the highest quality 18 kt gold alloys. According to the proportion of silver, copper, platinum or palladium added, different types of 18 kt gold are obtained: yellow, pink or white. They are made with only the purest metals and meticulously inspected in an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, before the gold is formed and shaped with the same painstaking attention to quality. Rolex's commitment to excellence begins at the source.

MODEL AVAILABILITY

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.

Launched in 1963, the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona was designed to meet the needs of professional racing drivers. This year, Rolex presents exclusive versions of its Cosmograph Daytona, the benchmark for those with a passion for driving and speed. They feature a dial made from metallic meteorite – a rare natural material from outer space – with black chronograph counters at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock.

Rolex Cosmograph DaytonaBorn to race

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