This year, at the 2016 BaselWorld Show Rolex has unveiled its new version of the Daytona. Its most recent version comes in 904L steel and it features the famous monobloc Cerachrom bezel in black ceramic. This recent look is a mix of unique aesthetics and superior technology that pays tribute to the legacy of this remarkable chronograph watch. The black bezel was previously used by the brand on its 1965 model that had a black Plexiglas bezel insert.
The first Rolex Cosmograph Daytona was launched in 1963 and it was designed for race drivers. Due to its amazing reliability and performances, the watch achieved unexpected records both in the world of motor sports and within the fashion industry. Over the years, the watch has become a true icon for fans and professionals.
There are numerous Rolex enthusiasts that have been waiting for this model for a while now. The steel version with a black ceramic bezel is more suitable for the tastes of true fans. It is the perfect contrast between the pure Rolex aesthetics and the rugged racing inspired style. The watch completes the spectacular Daytona family with superior design and modern features.
As everyone knows, Rolex doesn’t like change so it is really no surprise that the 2016 Daytona is so similar to the 2015 one. The one launched last year had a black cerachrom as well and a white dial, but it did not have the black sub-dials. That one had silver counters. Equipped with the magnificent 4130 Rolex caliber, the watch keeps its 40 mm case diameter size.
The really cool thing about the 2016 Rolex Daytona is also available with a black dial. This is a very nice addition from Rolex, a brand that has always focused on timeless elegance and brilliant style. Furthermore, the watch has the Superlative Chronometer certificate introduced by Rolex in 2015 which offers accuracy to -2/+2 seconds per day. The reference for this model number is 116500LN.
The key part of the watch’s identity is the black Cerachrom bezel with the engraved tachymetric scale which measures speeds of 400 miles/hour. The advantages of the monobloc Cerachrom bezel are the scratch proof properties, the corrosion resisstance and the color that isn’t affected by UV rays. It is a remarkably durable ceramic bezel that has an easy to read tachymetric scale which is possible due to its thin layer of platinum in the graduation and numerals added by using a special PVD process.
The Rolex Daytona 2016 with black Cerachrom bezel and white dial continues the amazing Daytona legacy by contributing with a stunning design, superior accuracy and captivating modern features.