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Watch and Brand News Introducing: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116595 Rainbow Baselworld 2018

The Legendary Chronograph

Rolex is introducing a scintillant gem-set version of the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona. Created in 1963, this watch has established an extraordinary track record in the world of motor sport, rising to the rank of an icon. On this new 18 ct Everose gold version, in lieu of the emblematic tachymetric scale, the bezel is set with a gradation of sapphires in rainbow hues. The case is adorned with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds set into the lugs and crown guard, and the dial features 11 baguette-cut sapphire hour markers, each of which matches the colour of the corresponding point on the bezel. The chronograph counters are in pink Gold Crystals, a material with a particular shimmer effect, created during the crystallization of a pink gold alloy by means of a special process developed by Rolex.

Like all Rolex watches, the new Cosmograph Daytona carries the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist.

The Oyster Case, Symbol of Waterproofness

The Cosmograph Daytona’s Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet), is a paragon of robustness and reli- ability. Its middle case, with an integral crown guard, is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct Everose gold. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. The winding crown, fitted with the Triplock triple waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case, along with the chronograph pushers. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the Cosmograph Daytona’s high-precision movement.

Perpetual Calibre 4130

The Cosmograph Daytona is equipped with calibre 4130, a self-winding mechanical chrono- graph movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. A consummate demonstration of Rolex technology, the movement incorporates a chronograph function with a reduced number of components, thereby enhancing the movement’s reliability.

The robust chronograph is engaged by a mechanism with a column wheel and vertical clutch, providing an instant and extremely precise start. The oscillator, the true heart of the watch, has a blue Parachrom hairspring manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive paramagnetic alloy. Insensitive to magnetic fields, the Parachrom hairspring offers great stability in the face of temperature variations and remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. A Rolex overcoil ensures its regularity in any position. Calibre 4130 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor and offers a power reserve of approximately 72 hours.

Oyster Bracelet

This new version of the Cosmograph Daytona is fitted on a solid-link Oyster bracelet in 18 ct Everose gold with ceramic inserts and an Oysterlock safety clasp to prevent accidental opening. The bracelet includes the Easylink rapid extension system, pa- tented by Rolex in 1996, that allows the wearer to easily increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm for additional comfort.

Superlative Chronometer Certification

Like all Rolex watches, the Cosmograph Daytona is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. This exclusive designation testifies that each watch has success- fully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria, which exceed watchmaking norms and standards. The certification applies to the fully assembled watch, after casing the movement, guaranteeing superlative performance on the wrist in terms of precision, power reserve, waterproofness and self-winding. The precision of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer after casing is of the order of −2 /+2 seconds per day, or more than twice that required of an official chronometer.

The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.

Technical Details

  • Reference 116595 RBOW Oyster case (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back, winding crown and pushers)
  • 40 mm 18k Everose gold set with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds, polished sides
  • 18k Everose gold bezel, set with 36 baguette-cut sapphires in a rainbow gradation
  • 100 metres (330 feet) Waterproofness
  • Caliber 4130, Manufacture Rolex mechanical chronograph movement with column wheel and vertical clutch
  • −2/+2 sec/day, after casing
  • Centre hour and minute hands, small seconds hand at 6 o’clock
  • Chronograph (centre hand) accurate to within 1/8 of a second 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock, stop-seconds for exact time setting
  • Power reserve approximately 72 hours
  • Black lacquer dial, counters in 18 ct pink Gold Crystals
  • 11 baguette-cut, rainbow-coloured sapphires
  • Oyster, three-piece solid link 18k Everose gold bracelet, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links with polished edges, ceramic inserts
  • Oysterlock folding safety clasp
  • Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link
About Rolex
This article is courtesy of the Rolex press room.

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  • Oh My God! I’ve never seen any watch beautiful than this before. The best diamonds studded watch ever invented. I wonder how much does this model cost. As in India, Casio Edifice are currently well known and most selling premium watches, but the DAYTONA 116595 is out of imagination!

    Truly legendary ! :)

  • It is quite a beauty! Unfortunately since this piece is brand new this year, we don’t have pricing or availability at this time. We’d suggest contacting your local Authorized Retailer for Rolex for more information on the model.

  • Never seen such a beautiful watch before. Okay, i’ll try contacting locally (I doubt if it is available in India). Thanks for the info :)