Up to Speed with the New Rolex Daytona Chronograph with Oysterflex
As part of their oddities for the year, Rolex has delivered another age of gold Daytona chronographs at Baselworld 2017. Also, these are totally different to any current Rolex Daytona models. As opposed to the conventional Oyster arm band or calfskin lashes that we’ve become acquainted with, these new gold Daytona watches come with the Oysterflex bracelet.
The Oyster arm band on the Daytona was presented at Baselworld 2017. (credit: ablogtowatch)
The Rolex Oysterflex Bracelet
Before we get to the actual watches, we should have a brisk revive of the Oysterflex wristband. The Oysterflex made its introduction in 2015 on the then-new Yacht-Master 40. It was Rolex’s first rubber-style tie, obviously, the brand doesn’t allude to it as a rubber strap!
At the focal point of the Rolex-protected Oysterflex arm band is a titanium and nickel metal amalgam edge. That edge is then covered with a robust black elastomer covering, a.k.a. rubber. Presently this rubber wristband on the Daytona Chronograph , its simply fitting to see the subtleties in the arm band. An especially smart detail are the purported “blades” under the arm band. The blades leave some space between the wristband and skin to take into consideration air dissemination and comfort. The part metal, part rubber lash is then fitted with a gold Oysterlock wellbeing fasten for ideal security. Besides, the catch likewise flaunts another Rolex patent—the Easylink expansion framework that allows the wristband to increment by up to 5mm.
3 Daytona observes all made with an alternate material equipped with an Oysterflex Bracelet. (credit: ablogtowatch)
It’s fascinating to take note of that the cowhide lash renditions of the Daytona are not, at this point recorded on the Rolex site—maybe the Oysterflex models have taken their place.
The Three Versions of the New Rolex Daytona
Rolex introduced three new forms of the Rolex Daytona with the Oysterflex: 18k white gold (ref. 116519 LN), 18k yellow gold (ref. 116518 LN), and 18k Everose gold (ref. 116515 LN). The choice to only utilize gold instead of to incorporate hardened steel unquestionably underlines the extravagance component of these Daytona models.
The yellow gold Daytona ref. 116518 highlights a champagne dial with dark registers while the white gold Daytona ref. 116519 has a steel dial with dark registers. Then again, the Everose Daytona ref. 116515 offers a lot of dial options including dark, pink, chocolate, and ivory.
3 Options with the Daytona: White Gold, Yellow Gold, Rose Gold. (credit: ablogtowatch)
The Oyster case size of the new Daytona stays as before at 40mm. Due to the Oyster case development, Triplock screw-down winding crown, and fluted caseback, the Daytona is water impervious to 330 feet (100 meters). In addition, the Oysterflex Daytona observes additionally have the dark Cerachrom ceramic bezel, completing the model’s general too smooth and lively look.
Rolex Caliber 4130
Like all cutting edge Daytona watches, the three new Oysterflex Daytona watches run on the renowned Rolex Caliber 4130—an in-house programmed chronograph development. Notwithstanding the development’s 72 hours of force save, starting at 2015, all Rolex developments are accurate to +2/ – 2 seconds of the day because of the redefined Superlative Chronometer affirmation. The chronograph hand is exact to 1/eighth of a second, while the 30-minute counter sits at 3 o’clock, the 12-hour counter sits at 9 o’clock, and the small-seconds counter sits at 6 o’clock.
Looking in the engine of the Daytona and you’ll discover a Caliber 4130. (credit: ablogtowatch)
There might be some discussion inside Rolex being a fan about these new Oysterflex Daytona models, notwithstanding, we believe it’s an incredible expansion Rolex’s collection of chronographs. While absolutely not a runaway hit like a year ago’s steel and ceramic Daytona ref. 116500LN, the new 2017 gold Daytona models with the Oysterflex wristband fits pleasantly into the Rolex index. An engaging mix of ultra lavish gold, tough rubber, and the renowned Daytona moniker. Albeit first spotted on the Yacht-Master 40 , the Daytona may be more qualified for this bracelet.
What do you think about the new Daytona models? Are you a fanatic of the Oysterflex bracelet?