rolex

Cosmograph Daytona

Oyster, 40 mm, platinum
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
AU
price on request
Reference
116506
model case
Oyster, 40 mm, platinum
bezel
Chestnut brown monobloc Cerachrom in ceramic with engraved numerals and graduations
water-resistance
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
movement
Perpetual, mechanical chronograph, self-winding
calibre
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 engraved 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 colour 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 Vapour 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.

Model Availability

All Rolex watches are assembled by hand with the utmost care to ensure exception quality. Such high standards 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.

Langfords is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Official Rolex Retailers and can provide information on the availability of Rolex watches.

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 kilometres or miles per hour, as they choose. An icon eternally joined in name and function to the high‑performance world of motor sport.

Lady-Datejust
THE CLASSIC FEMININE WATCH
View All Models
Yacht-Master
THE WATCH OF THE OPEN SEAS
View All Models
Submariner
THE REFERENCE AMONG DIVERS’ WATCHES
View All Models
Sea-Dweller
THE WATCH THAT CONQUERED THE DEEP
View All Models
Sky-Dweller
THE WATCH FOR THE WORLD TRAVELLERS
View All Models
Pearlmaster
THE PEARL IN THE OYSTER COLLECTION
View All Models
Oyster-Perpetual
THE QUINTESSENTIAL OYSTER
View All Models
Milgauss
HONOURING SCIENCE
View All Models
GMT-Master-II
THE COSMOPOLITAN WATCH
View All Models
Explorer
SCALING NEW HEIGHTS
View All Models
Day-Date
THE ULTIMATE WATCH OF PRESTIGE
View All Models
Datejust
THE CLASSIC WATCH OF REFERENCE
View All Models
Cosmograph-Daytona
A WATCH BORN TO RACE
View All Models
Cellini
THE CLASSICAL WATCH
View All Models
Air-King
A HOMAGE TO AVIATION
View All Models

Contact Us

Please specify your preferred mode of contact and we will respond as quickly as possible.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

You may also like