Introducing The New Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

It’s been a long time coming, and rumoured for the last couple of years, but it’s finally here. Although not the only new release to get excited about this year, many are pleased with the announcement of a new Rolex Daytona in 904L Stainless Steel complete with a black Cerachrom bezel.

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The watch itself doesn’t seem to have changed dramatically and has stayed at a fairly conservative 40mm in diameter and will, as always, be available in either a black or white dial. The overall character of the new Daytona, however, is a mixture of modernity and nostalgia, and for me, gives a nod to the iconic Paul Newman Daytona of the past.

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As always, the new Daytona 116500LN will be powered by a Rolex in-house calibre 4130 which is now accurate to +2/-2 seconds per day – more than twice as accurate as a conventional COSC certified movement. It’s worth noting that this certification of accuracy is present on all current Rolex calibres and not just the Daytona – pretty impressive when you consider the amount of watches being produced annually by the Swiss manufacture.

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If you are looking to get hold of one of these, it goes without saying that you better be quick! The Rolex Daytona is notoriously hard to get hold of and I think it’s safe to say this will be no exception. UK RRP: £8250.

 

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