• reference

    116506

  • model case

    Oyster, 40 mm, platinum

  • bezel

    Chestnut brown monobloc Cerachrom in ceramic with molded numerals and graduations

  • water-resistance

    Waterproof to 100 meters / 330 feet

  • movement

    Perpetual, mechanical chronograph, self-winding

  • caliber

    4130, Manufacture Rolex

  • power reserve

    Approximately 72 hours

  • bracelet

    Oyster, flat three-piece links

  • dial

    Ice blue

  • certification

    Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Ice-Blue Dial

The ice-blue dial is the discreet and exclusive signature of a Rolex platinum watch. Rolex uses platinum, the noblest of metal, for the finest of watches.

The tachymetric scale

A key part of the model's identity is the bezel moulded with a tachymetric scale for measuring average speeds of up to 400 miles or kilometres per hour. Blending of high technology with sleek aesthetics, the black bezel is reminiscent of the 1965 model that was fitted with a black Plexiglas bezel insert. The monobloc Cerachrom bezel in high-tech ceramic offers a number of advantages: it is corrosion resistant, virtually scratchproof and the color is unaffected by UV rays. This extremely durable bezel also offers an exceptionally legible tachymetric scale, thanks to the deposition of a thin layer of platinum in the numerals and graduation via a PVD (Physical vapor Deposition) process. The monobloc Cerachrom bezel is made in a single piece and holds the crystal firmly in place on the middle case, ensuring waterproofness.

Platinum

Rare and precious, platinum is striking for its silvery whiteness and vibrant luminosity. It is among the densest and heaviest metals in the world, distinguished by unique chemical and physical properties such as exceptional corrosion resistance. Paradoxically, it is also soft, elastic and highly malleable, which makes machining and polishing especially difficult, demanding an extremely high degree of skill. Rolex always uses 950 platinum, an alloy consisting of 950‰ (thousandths) platinum, painstakingly crafted in-house by the fine metalworkers at Rolex. The noblest of metals for the finest of watches.

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Model Availability

All Rolex watches are assembled by hand with the utmost care to ensure exceptional quality. Such high standarts naturally restrict Rolex production capacity and, at times, the demand for Rolex watches outpaces this capacity.

Therefore, the availability of certain models may be limited. New Rolex watches are exclusively sold by Official Rolex Retailers, who receive regular deliveries and independently manage the allocation and sales of watches to customers.

Haltom's Jewelers is proud to be part of the worlwide network of Official Rolex Retailers and can provide information on the availability of Rolex watches.

HOW TO SET YOUR COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA

Synonymous with excellence and reliability, Rolex watches are designed for everyday wear, and depending on the model, perfectly suited for a wide range of sports and other activities. Built to last, these timepieces are characterized by their distinctive and timeless aesthetics. The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is de-signed for those with a passion for driving and speed. Learn more about its features and how to set the time and use the chronograph functions by watching the video.

The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, introduced in 1963, was designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers. With its highly reliable chronograph and bezel with tachymetric scale, it allows drivers to perfectly measure average speeds up to 400 kilometers or miles per hour, as they choose. An icon eternally joined in name and function to the high-performance world of motor sport.

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