Watch of the Week: Rolex Daytona 116500LN
Two years have passed since Rolex appeared the hardened steel and ceramic Daytona 116500LN at Baselworld 2016, yet it stays a difficult to-get extravagance chronograph. What makes the Rolex Daytona 116500 so unique and pursued? How about we discover.
The Long-Awaited Launch of the Daytona 116500LN
Rolex has a skill for causing its army of fans to remain alert. Now and then, the brand discharges marvelous models like GMT-Master II ref. 116719 BLRO with the notorious “Pepsi” bezel, but since of its white gold development, it’s far off for most. Here and there, the brand presents something astonishing like the completely upgraded Air-King ref. 116900. Also, here and there, the brand dispatches the specific model that enthusiasts have been requesting—the Daytona ref. 116500.
While the Submariner, GMT-Master II, and Sea-Dweller assortments previously offered hardened steel models with ceramic bezels, preceding 2016, the Daytona range presently couldn’t seem to incorporate one. What the Daytona arrangement had were valuable metal models (in gold or platinum) with clay bezels or tempered steel models with metal bezels. So when Rolex at long last introduced another hardened steel Daytona with a fired bezel , to say that it was met with energy is a gross misrepresentation of the truth.
The Rolex Daytona 116500LN
The Design of the Daytona 116500LN
The new steel Daytona holds natural plan attributes of Rolex’s unmistakable chronograph, for example, the 40mm Oyster case, screw-down chronograph pushers, and screw-down winding crown. There’s additionally the standard steel Oyster wristband and the typical three registers on the dial in the 3 o’clock, 6 ‘clock, and 9 o’clock position.
What is new to the Daytona 116500LN is obviously is the dark Cerachrom earthenware bezel, engraved with the tachymeter scale to use related to the chronograph hand to time slipped by occasions. Indeed, “LN” in the watch’s reference number is a condensing for “lunette noir,” French for dark bezel. Cerachrom is Rolex’s licensed shaded artistic composite that vows to be both scratch safe and blur safe. The dark bezel loans a specific vintage feel to the advanced Daytona, nearly copying the style of the vintage Daytona 6263.
In evident steel Daytona design, there are just two dial tones to browse, dark or white, with the last frequently alluded to as a “Panda” dial for clear reasons. Each dial tone has its own fan base, yet to be honest, in case you’re sufficiently fortunate to have possibly, you’re now path on top of things. True to form, the interest for the Daytona ref. 116500 flooded the moment Rolex formally divulged their most current steel chronograph and the shortlists have not gotten any more limited since.
Powering the Daytona ref. 116500 is the consistently solid in-house Caliber 4130 with 72 hours of force save. Moreover, since Rolex re-imagined their ” Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified ” assignment a year sooner before the dispatch of the Daytona ref. 116500, the entirety of the clay and steel Daytona watches gloat an exactness rating of – 2/+2 seconds per day. The Daytona is water impervious to the Rolex-standard of 100m (330 feet).
While the words “amazing”, “notable”, and “desired” are regularly utilized exorbitantly while portraying new extravagance watches, the Rolex Daytona ref. 116500LN wears those marks boisterously and gladly.
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