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Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 116500

$31,995

Pre-Owned(Unworn) Rolex 40mm Cosmograph Daytona, White Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 116500

The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is a legendary wristwatch with a rich history that dates back to the early 1960s. Originally designed for professional racing drivers and enthusiasts, it quickly became an iconic timepiece. The name “Daytona” was added to the watch in the early 1960s to honor the prestigious Daytona International Speedway in Florida, which Rolex sponsored. The watch featured a tachymeter bezel that allowed drivers to measure their average speed over a specific distance, a crucial tool for racing. Over the years, Rolex has continuously updated the Daytona with improvements in technology and materials. In the late 1980s, Rolex introduced the first automatic movement Daytona, equipped with the Zenith El Primero movement. Later, in-house Rolex movements like the Caliber 4130 were introduced, further enhancing the watch’s precision and reliability. The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona remains a symbol of luxury, precision, and sportsmanship, with a history deeply intertwined with the world of motorsports and a timeless design that continues to captivate watch enthusiasts and collectors worldwide.

The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116500 features a 40mm stainless steel case paired with a black Cerachrom bezel featuring a tachymeter scale, offering a durable and functional design. Its white ‘Panda’ dial showcases a chronograph function with luminescent hands and hour markers for optimal visibility in various lighting conditions. The timepiece is powered by the self-winding 4130 caliber movement, ensuring precision and reliability. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 4130 is a certified Swiss chronometer. The Daytona’s chronograph is activated by pushers that screw down like the winding crown when they are not in use, guaranteeing water resistance to 100 meters.  This extremely durable ceramic bezel also offers an exceptionally legible tachymetric scale, thanks a thin layer of platinum in the numerals.

Fitted with a stainless steel Oyster bracelet, the watch combines robustness with a classic aesthetic. In excellent unworn condition, this Rolex Cosmograph Daytona comes complete with its original box and papers, providing authenticity and provenance. Dated 2017, it represents a modern interpretation of the iconic Daytona series, appealing to those who appreciate both cutting-edge engineering and timeless design in a wristwatch.

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Additional information

Band Type

Oyster Bracelet

Bezel

Ceramic, Tachymeter

Box and Papers

Box and Papers

Brand

Rolex

Caliber

4130

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

40mm

Caseback

Solid

Complication

Chronograph

Crown

Screw Down

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

White

Movement

Automatic

Size

40mm – 42mm

Warranty

2-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0006445
Model #116500
Model NameCosmograph Daytona
Year Producedca. 2017
Serial NumberZXXXXXXX

Description

Rolex is recognized throughout the world not only as a brand associated with luxury, but as a watch that is both luxurious and precise.  For Rolex, this hard-won and well-deserved recognition was never in doubt.  The founder, Hans Wilsdorf named the company Rolex to be pronounceable in any language, as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy in a wristwatch.  Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was followed rapidly by receipt of a certificate of precision from the Kew Observatory in Great Britain.  From those roots Rolex built a legacy of innovation.  The Oyster watch was the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in 1926, followed by the first self-winding Perpetual rotor.  Building once again on innovation, the Datejust became the first self-winding wrist chronometer to include a date in a window on the dial.  Adventurous women and men who strive to make history have chosen Rolex for their expedition, which both perpetuates the brand’s claim to precision and dependability as well as attests to its veracity.  Hans Wilsdorf may have anticipated the acclaim Rolex would someday achieve, but even he might have been impressed with its success.