At Baselworld 2016, Rolex made a few ripples in their current line-up without making any big splashes. Most predictable was the Daytona Ceramic. Still 40mm but with much needed scratchproof bezel. The etchings are done in platinum PVD as with other Cerachrom bezels.
For years, the hardest part about wearing (or selling) a Cosmograph Daytona was the high-polish ring around the dial. It seems to scratch by looking at it and can’t be polished without risk of wearing away the tachymeter scale. No more worries there!
Along with the new reference, you’ll also get the new Superlative Chronometer Certification. Rolex established this designation in 2015 and backs it by a beefy 5 year warranty.
To sum it up, the crown’s new standard is seeking to go beyond the traditional COSC, offering -2/+2 seconds per day timekeeping – more than two times the current standard in Switzerland.
- Model Number: 116500LN
- Movement: Rolex caliber 4130
- Configurations: White dial/black bezel, black dial/black bezel
- Price: ~$12,000 USD (TBD)
Official e-brochure: http://www.rolex.com/content/dam/rolexcom/products/collections/baselworld/e-brochures/new-cosmograph-daytona/Brochure_Cosmograph-Daytona_English.pdf