Cosmograph Daytona

116506

Brand  : Rolex
Collection  : Oyster Perpetual
Model  : Cosmograph Daytona
Reference  : 116506
Complement : Platinum - Ice Blue Dial - Chestnut Brown Cerachrom - Platinum Bracelet
On sale : 2013

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  • Brand  : Rolex
    Collection  : Oyster Perpetual
    Model  : Cosmograph Daytona
    Reference  : 116506
    Complement : Platinum - Ice Blue Dial - Chestnut Brown Cerachrom - Platinum Bracelet
    On sale : 2013
    List Price : 68 700 €
    Diameter : 40 mm
    Styles : Sporty
    Types : Self-winding
    Calibre : 4130
    Calibre distinction : Chronometer
    COSC certified
    Complication : Small Seconds
    12-Hour Counter
    30-Minute Counter
    Stop second mechanism
    Chronograph
    Tachymeter's scale
    Case material : Platinum
    Case peculiarity : Screwed-down caseback
    Screwed-down crown
    Crown protector
    Brown Cerachorm bezel
    Shape : Round
    Water-resistance : 100 meters
    Dial color : Blue
    Display : Luminescent hands
    Indexes : Baton-type
    Luminescent
    Glass : Sapphire
    Strap material : Platinum
    Strap clasp : Oysterlock with Easylink
    + More characteristics : MOVEMENT
    Calibre 4130. Manufacture Rolex
    Mechanical chronograph movement with column wheel and vertical clutch
    Bidirectional self-winding via PERPETUAL rotor on ball bearing
    Functions:
    Centre hour. minute and seconds hands. small seconds hand at 6 o’clock
    Chronograph (centre hand) accurate to within 1/8 of a second
    30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
    12-hour counter at 9 o’clock
    Stop-seconds for precise time setting
    Frequency:
    28.800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
    Paramagnetic blue PARACHROM hairspring with Breguet overcoil Large balance wheel with variable inertia. high-precision regulating via gold MICROSTELLA nuts
    Power reserve: approx. 72 hours

    CASE
    OYSTER (monobloc middle case. screw-down case back. winding crown and pushers)
    950 platinum
    Winding crown: Screw-down. TRIPLOCK triple waterproofness system
    Crown guard: Integral part of the middle case
    Crystal: Scratch-resistant synthetic sapphire
    Bezel: Fixed. with engraved tachymetric scale; monobloc CERACHROM (in ceramic with graduations coated with gold or platinum via PVD)

    BRACELET
    OYSTER
    950 platinum
    Folding OYSTERLOCK safety clasp with EASYLINK 5 mm comfort extension link

DESCRIPTION

  • FROM DAYTONA TO THE COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA, A PASSION FOR SPEED

    A PLACE, A WATCH, A LEGEND

    Created by Rolex in 1963, this legendary model has established an extra or din ary track record in the world of motor racing thanks to its re li ability and performance. Known simply as the “Daytona”, the watch has risen to the rank of an icon as the most famous and most coveted chronograph in the world. Daytona is an evocative name which, before it became in ex tricably linked to one of the most emblematic Rolex models, had forged its own legend; one built on land speed records, ultra-powerful engines, races on hard- packed sand and daring feats of driving.

    DAYTONA, WORLD CAPITAL OF SPEED

    It all began on the beach in Daytona, Florida. This broad band of hard-packed sand – a straight flat stretch more than 35 kilometres (22 miles) long – became in the early 20th century one of the legendary sites in the conquest of speed and in  motor racing. Between 1904 and 1935, the world land speed record was set there 14 times. With its sand tamped down by the Atlantic Ocean, this natural raceway was exceptional. It attracted automobile pioneers from the four corners of the United States and from Europe who came to compete at the wheel of the most powerful cars of their times.

    Motor sport exploits that resounded around the globe swiftly secured the title “world capital of speed” for Daytona. In March 1935, the unbridled race to be the fastest culminated in a world record set by British driver Sir Malcolm Campbell in his famous speedster Bluebird – 445 km/h (276 mph) – just a few months before he broke the 300 mph barrier on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. And the man who was to go down in history as the king of speed had been wearing a Rolex OYSTER since the early 1930s.

    THE RACING DRIVERS’ WATCH

    The tradition of epic motor racing in Daytona persisted on the beach until the late 1950s. It has continued on the Daytona International Speedway, a veritable temple of speed built in 1959 as one of the first Super Speedways in the world. Every year, this gigantic amphitheatre of modern times, 4 kilometres in circumference, with 31-degree banked turns which allow breathtaking acceleration, hosts automobile races as thrilling and prestigious as the Daytona 500 and the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The most experienced racing drivers rate the latter, 24-hour endurance race – the American equivalent of the 24 Hours of Le Mans – as one of the most difficult in the world.

    Daytona International Speedway inherited one of the most formidable histories of speed and motor racing, and gave its name to the chronograph Rolex dedicated in 1963 to racing drivers and motor sport enthusiasts: the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA. An innovative chronograph noted for the excellent legibility of its functions thanks to highly contrasting counters and its tachymetric scale, which was no longer on the dial but positioned on the bezel. Its sporty appearance, as usual for Rolex watches, was the result of functional considerations intended to respond to the wearer’s needs and to make the watch the best instrument for measuring time and speed on the racing track.

    THE LEGEND LIVES ON

    For half a century, the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA has created its own legend. By the mid-1960s, it had become the winner’s trophy at the 24 Hours of Daytona, a race inaugurated in 1962 and renamed Rolex 24 At Daytona in 1992. Today, the DAYTONA chronograph is still regarded as the highest honour for the endurance racing drivers, among the best in the world, who compete there each January.

    “It’s all about the watch”, said driver Scott Pruett a few days before he and his team triumphed in the 2013 edition – his fifth victory. Although initially the Daytona race track gave its name to the Rolex chronograph, today the leading competition, which begins the automobile sports season in the United States, is commonly known by the name of its prestigious trophy: “The Rolex”.

    The COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA is also the Official Timepiece of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the chronograph worn by Tom Kristensen, a Rolex Testimonee and the only racing driver to have won the prestigious French endurance race eight times.
    In 2013, Rolex again reinforced its ties with motor sport by becoming one of the principal partners of FORMULA 1, a commitment that underscores the very same passion for performance, innovation, precision and excellence.

    The saga of the DAYTONA would not be complete without mentioning the role played by Paul Newman in the 1970s. For decades, the legendary Hollywood star and passionate racing driver wore a COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA in town as well as on the circuits, especially a model with a particular dial which collectors would associate with his name – and his aura.

    But like all legends, the worldwide success of the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA has retained its share of mystery. Acclaimed by racing drivers and endowed with a prestigious heritage, the Rolex chronograph was propelled to the rank of an icon after a new, entirely redesigned and self-winding model was introduced in 1988. The DAYTONA became an unprecedented phenomenon, which has remained un diminished for 25 years. In 2000, the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA’s peerless reputation was enhanced when Rolex equipped the watch with a new high-performance, self-winding movement entirely designed and manufactured in-house. Emblematic of Rolex’s watchmaking know-how and technological prowess, the numerous innovations in this movement allow it to distinguish itself, setting new standards for chronographs in terms robustness, reliability and precision.

    The crowning touch is launched in 2013: the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA is the first OYSTER model in the Professional range to be presented in platinum, the most noble of precious metals, with a spectacular monobloc CERACHROM bezel in ceramic.

    Fifty years after its creation, the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA continues to evolve and achieve unparalleled status in the realm of sports chronographs. Rolex has never changed its approach: striving to design and manufacture the chronograph that best responds to Rolex demands of quality and functionality. Beyond that, legends tend to escape their creators and live on.

    COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA

    The racing driver’s watch

    The Oyster Perpetual COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA is the benchmark for those with a passion for driving and speed.

    An iconic model created in 1963, the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA was designed to meet the timing needs of professional endurance racing drivers. Fitted with a tachymetric graduated bezel and a high-performance mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex, this chronograph is legendary for its reliability: it is the instrument of choice for measuring elapsed time and calculating average speeds.

    A CHRONOGRAPH MADE FOR THE ROAD

    The COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA was designed to be the ultimate timing tool for endurance racing drivers thanks to its precision, its reliability and the outstanding legibility of its functions. Time intervals can be measured to within one-eighth of a second with the centre chronograph seconds hand, while the two counters on the dial at 9 and 3 o’clock display elapsed time in hours and minutes respectively. Drivers can therefore accurately map out their race times and determine how they must drive to win the race.

    MEASURING SPEED UP TO 400 km/h

    The COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA’s engraved bezel functions as a tachymeter:its scale can be used to calculate average speed over a given distance based on elapsed time. Positioned on the bezel to free space on the dial and offer optimal legibility, the tachymeter makes the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA the ideal instrument for measuring speeds up to 400 units per hour, expressed in kilometres, miles, or any other unit of measure.

    The OYSTER case, symbol of waterproofness

    The COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA’s OYSTER case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet), is a paragon of robustness. The characteristically shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct gold, 950 platinum or particularly corrosion-resistant 904L steel. The fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool exclusive to Rolex watchmakers. The winding crown, fitted with the patented TRIPLOCK triple waterproofness system, as well as the chronograph pushers, screw down securely against the case. The crown is protected by a crown guard that is an integral part of the middle case. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof synthetic sapphire. The waterproof OYSTER case provides the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA’s highprecision movement with optimal protection from water, dust, pressure
    and shocks.

    Calibre 4130, a superlative chronometer

    The COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA is equipped with calibre 4130, a selfwinding mechanical chronograph movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Like all Rolex PERPETUAL movements, the 4130 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for highprecision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. Its architecture, a composite of Rolex technology, was completely re-engineered: the number of components for the chronograph function was reduced significantly, thereby enhancing the movement’s reliability. The chronograph is engaged by a mechanism with a column wheel and vertical clutch. This enables an instantaneous and extremely precise start to the timing, and offers great robustness.

    The oscillator, the true heart of the watch, has a large balance wheel with variable inertia regulated extremely precisely with gold MICROSTELLA nuts. It is held firmly in place by a height-adjustable traversing bridge enabling very stable positioning to increase shock resistance.

    The oscillator has a blue PARACHROM hairspring patented and manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive alloy. Insensitive to magnetic fields, the PARACHROM hairspring offers great stability when exposed to temperature variations and remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. It is equipped with a Breguet overcoil enhancing the isochronism of the oscillations.

    Calibre 4130 is fitted with a self-winding module featuring a PERPETUAL rotor, which ensures continuous winding of the mainspring by harnessing the movements of the wrist to provide a constant source of energy. The COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA’s movement will be seen only by certified Rolex watchmakers, yet it is beautifully finished and decorated in keeping with the brand’s uncompromising quality standards.

    Bracelet and clasp, comfortable and secure

    The OYSTER bracelet or strap of the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA is equipped with a patented OYSTERLOCK safety clasp that prevents accidental opening. The bracelet is fitted with the EASYLINK comfort extension link, also exclusive to Rolex. This ingenious system allows the wearer to increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, providing additional comfort in any circumstance.

  • FROM DAYTONA TO THE COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA, A PASSION FOR SPEED

    A PLACE, A WATCH, A LEGEND

    Created by Rolex in 1963, this legendary model has established an extra or din ary track record in the world of motor racing thanks to its re li ability and performance. Known simply as the “Daytona”, the watch has risen to the rank of an icon as the most famous and most coveted chronograph in the world. Daytona is an evocative name which, before it became in ex tricably linked to one of the most emblematic Rolex models, had forged its own legend; one built on land speed records, ultra-powerful engines, races on hard- packed sand and daring feats of driving.

    DAYTONA, WORLD CAPITAL OF SPEED

    It all began on the beach in Daytona, Florida. This broad band of hard-packed sand – a straight flat stretch more than 35 kilometres (22 miles) long – became in the early 20th century one of the legendary sites in the conquest of speed and in  motor racing. Between 1904 and 1935, the world land speed record was set there 14 times. With its sand tamped down by the Atlantic Ocean, this natural raceway was exceptional. It attracted automobile pioneers from the four corners of the United States and from Europe who came to compete at the wheel of the most powerful cars of their times.

    Motor sport exploits that resounded around the globe swiftly secured the title “world capital of speed” for Daytona. In March 1935, the unbridled race to be the fastest culminated in a world record set by British driver Sir Malcolm Campbell in his famous speedster Bluebird – 445 km/h (276 mph) – just a few months before he broke the 300 mph barrier on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. And the man who was to go down in history as the king of speed had been wearing a Rolex OYSTER since the early 1930s.

    THE RACING DRIVERS’ WATCH

    The tradition of epic motor racing in Daytona persisted on the beach until the late 1950s. It has continued on the Daytona International Speedway, a veritable temple of speed built in 1959 as one of the first Super Speedways in the world. Every year, this gigantic amphitheatre of modern times, 4 kilometres in circumference, with 31-degree banked turns which allow breathtaking acceleration, hosts automobile races as thrilling and prestigious as the Daytona 500 and the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The most experienced racing drivers rate the latter, 24-hour endurance race – the American equivalent of the 24 Hours of Le Mans – as one of the most difficult in the world.

    Daytona International Speedway inherited one of the most formidable histories of speed and motor racing, and gave its name to the chronograph Rolex dedicated in 1963 to racing drivers and motor sport enthusiasts: the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA. An innovative chronograph noted for the excellent legibility of its functions thanks to highly contrasting counters and its tachymetric scale, which was no longer on the dial but positioned on the bezel. Its sporty appearance, as usual for Rolex watches, was the result of functional considerations intended to respond to the wearer’s needs and to make the watch the best instrument for measuring time and speed on the racing track.

    THE LEGEND LIVES ON

    For half a century, the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA has created its own legend. By the mid-1960s, it had become the winner’s trophy at the 24 Hours of Daytona, a race inaugurated in 1962 and renamed Rolex 24 At Daytona in 1992. Today, the DAYTONA chronograph is still regarded as the highest honour for the endurance racing drivers, among the best in the world, who compete there each January.

    “It’s all about the watch”, said driver Scott Pruett a few days before he and his team triumphed in the 2013 edition – his fifth victory. Although initially the Daytona race track gave its name to the Rolex chronograph, today the leading competition, which begins the automobile sports season in the United States, is commonly known by the name of its prestigious trophy: “The Rolex”.

    The COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA is also the Official Timepiece of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the chronograph worn by Tom Kristensen, a Rolex Testimonee and the only racing driver to have won the prestigious French endurance race eight times.
    In 2013, Rolex again reinforced its ties with motor sport by becoming one of the principal partners of FORMULA 1, a commitment that underscores the very same passion for performance, innovation, precision and excellence.

    The saga of the DAYTONA would not be complete without mentioning the role played by Paul Newman in the 1970s. For decades, the legendary Hollywood star and passionate racing driver wore a COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA in town as well as on the circuits, especially a model with a particular dial which collectors would associate with his name – and his aura.

    But like all legends, the worldwide success of the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA has retained its share of mystery. Acclaimed by racing drivers and endowed with a prestigious heritage, the Rolex chronograph was propelled to the rank of an icon after a new, entirely redesigned and self-winding model was introduced in 1988. The DAYTONA became an unprecedented phenomenon, which has remained un diminished for 25 years. In 2000, the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA’s peerless reputation was enhanced when Rolex equipped the watch with a new high-performance, self-winding movement entirely designed and manufactured in-house. Emblematic of Rolex’s watchmaking know-how and technological prowess, the numerous innovations in this movement allow it to distinguish itself, setting new standards for chronographs in terms robustness, reliability and precision.

    The crowning touch is launched in 2013: the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA is the first OYSTER model in the Professional range to be presented in platinum, the most noble of precious metals, with a spectacular monobloc CERACHROM bezel in ceramic.

    Fifty years after its creation, the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA continues to evolve and achieve unparalleled status in the realm of sports chronographs. Rolex has never changed its approach: striving to design and manufacture the chronograph that best responds to Rolex demands of quality and functionality. Beyond that, legends tend to escape their creators and live on.

    COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA

    The racing driver’s watch

    The Oyster Perpetual COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA is the benchmark for those with a passion for driving and speed.

    An iconic model created in 1963, the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA was designed to meet the timing needs of professional endurance racing drivers. Fitted with a tachymetric graduated bezel and a high-performance mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex, this chronograph is legendary for its reliability: it is the instrument of choice for measuring elapsed time and calculating average speeds.

    A CHRONOGRAPH MADE FOR THE ROAD

    The COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA was designed to be the ultimate timing tool for endurance racing drivers thanks to its precision, its reliability and the outstanding legibility of its functions. Time intervals can be measured to within one-eighth of a second with the centre chronograph seconds hand, while the two counters on the dial at 9 and 3 o’clock display elapsed time in hours and minutes respectively. Drivers can therefore accurately map out their race times and determine how they must drive to win the race.

    MEASURING SPEED UP TO 400 km/h

    The COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA’s engraved bezel functions as a tachymeter:its scale can be used to calculate average speed over a given distance based on elapsed time. Positioned on the bezel to free space on the dial and offer optimal legibility, the tachymeter makes the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA the ideal instrument for measuring speeds up to 400 units per hour, expressed in kilometres, miles, or any other unit of measure.

    The OYSTER case, symbol of waterproofness

    The COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA’s OYSTER case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet), is a paragon of robustness. The characteristically shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct gold, 950 platinum or particularly corrosion-resistant 904L steel. The fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool exclusive to Rolex watchmakers. The winding crown, fitted with the patented TRIPLOCK triple waterproofness system, as well as the chronograph pushers, screw down securely against the case. The crown is protected by a crown guard that is an integral part of the middle case. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof synthetic sapphire. The waterproof OYSTER case provides the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA’s highprecision movement with optimal protection from water, dust, pressure
    and shocks.

    Calibre 4130, a superlative chronometer

    The COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA is equipped with calibre 4130, a selfwinding mechanical chronograph movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Like all Rolex PERPETUAL movements, the 4130 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for highprecision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. Its architecture, a composite of Rolex technology, was completely re-engineered: the number of components for the chronograph function was reduced significantly, thereby enhancing the movement’s reliability. The chronograph is engaged by a mechanism with a column wheel and vertical clutch. This enables an instantaneous and extremely precise start to the timing, and offers great robustness.

    The oscillator, the true heart of the watch, has a large balance wheel with variable inertia regulated extremely precisely with gold MICROSTELLA nuts. It is held firmly in place by a height-adjustable traversing bridge enabling very stable positioning to increase shock resistance.

    The oscillator has a blue PARACHROM hairspring patented and manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive alloy. Insensitive to magnetic fields, the PARACHROM hairspring offers great stability when exposed to temperature variations and remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. It is equipped with a Breguet overcoil enhancing the isochronism of the oscillations.

    Calibre 4130 is fitted with a self-winding module featuring a PERPETUAL rotor, which ensures continuous winding of the mainspring by harnessing the movements of the wrist to provide a constant source of energy. The COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA’s movement will be seen only by certified Rolex watchmakers, yet it is beautifully finished and decorated in keeping with the brand’s uncompromising quality standards.

    Bracelet and clasp, comfortable and secure

    The OYSTER bracelet or strap of the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA is equipped with a patented OYSTERLOCK safety clasp that prevents accidental opening. The bracelet is fitted with the EASYLINK comfort extension link, also exclusive to Rolex. This ingenious system allows the wearer to increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, providing additional comfort in any circumstance.

  • Brand  : Rolex
    Collection  : Oyster Perpetual
    Model  : Cosmograph Daytona
    Reference  : 116506
    Complement : Platinum - Ice Blue Dial - Chestnut Brown Cerachrom - Platinum Bracelet
    On sale : 2013
    List Price : 68 700 €
    Diameter : 40 mm
    Styles : Sporty
    Types : Self-winding
    Calibre : 4130
    Calibre distinction : Chronometer
    COSC certified
    Complication : Small Seconds
    12-Hour Counter
    30-Minute Counter
    Stop second mechanism
    Chronograph
    Tachymeter's scale
    Case material : Platinum
    Case peculiarity : Screwed-down caseback
    Screwed-down crown
    Crown protector
    Brown Cerachorm bezel
    Shape : Round
    Water-resistance : 100 meters
    Dial color : Blue
    Display : Luminescent hands
    Indexes : Baton-type
    Luminescent
    Glass : Sapphire
    Strap material : Platinum
    Strap clasp : Oysterlock with Easylink
    More characteristics : MOVEMENT
    Calibre 4130. Manufacture Rolex
    Mechanical chronograph movement with column wheel and vertical clutch
    Bidirectional self-winding via PERPETUAL rotor on ball bearing
    Functions:
    Centre hour. minute and seconds hands. small seconds hand at 6 o’clock
    Chronograph (centre hand) accurate to within 1/8 of a second
    30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
    12-hour counter at 9 o’clock
    Stop-seconds for precise time setting
    Frequency:
    28.800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
    Paramagnetic blue PARACHROM hairspring with Breguet overcoil Large balance wheel with variable inertia. high-precision regulating via gold MICROSTELLA nuts
    Power reserve: approx. 72 hours

    CASE
    OYSTER (monobloc middle case. screw-down case back. winding crown and pushers)
    950 platinum
    Winding crown: Screw-down. TRIPLOCK triple waterproofness system
    Crown guard: Integral part of the middle case
    Crystal: Scratch-resistant synthetic sapphire
    Bezel: Fixed. with engraved tachymetric scale; monobloc CERACHROM (in ceramic with graduations coated with gold or platinum via PVD)

    BRACELET
    OYSTER
    950 platinum
    Folding OYSTERLOCK safety clasp with EASYLINK 5 mm comfort extension link

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