This 116500 Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in Oystersteel with a white dial and an Oyster bracelet, features a Black Cerachrom bezel and engraved tachymetric scale.
This 116500 chronograph was designed to be the ultimate timing tool for endurance racing drivers. More than 50 years after its creation, the Cosmograph Daytona remains in a class of its own among sport chronographs and continues to transcend time.
116500 WHITE AND BLACK DIAL
DISPLAYING LAPSED TIME
This model’s White dial with snailed counters features 18 ct gold applique hour markers and hands in Chromalight, a highly-legible luminescent material. The central sweep seconds hand allows an accurate reading of 1/8 second, while the two counters on the dial display the lapsed time in hours and minutes. Drivers can accurately map out their track times and tactics without fail.
HIGHLY RESISTANT TO CORROSION
Rolex 116500 uses Oystersteel for its steel watch cases. Specially developed by the brand, Oystersteel belongs to the 904L steel family, alloys most commonly used in high-technology and in the aerospace and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is essential. 116500 Oystersteel is extremely resistant, offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.
116500 THE OYSTERFLEX BRACELET
HIGHLY RESISTANT AND DURABLE
The new 116500 Cosmograph Daytona is fitted with an Oysterflex bracelet, developed and patented by Rolex. At its core lies a superelastic metal blade overmoulded with high-performance black elastomer, a material that is particularly resistant to environmental effects and very durable. The 116500 Oysterflex bracelet is also fitted with an Oysterlock safety clasp and is equipped with the Rolex patented Easylink rapid extension system that allows the wearer to increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, for additional comfort in any circumstance.
116500 START, DRIVE, STOP
THE ULTIMATE RACING TOOL WATCH
The 116500 Daytona’s chronograph feature functions are activated by pushers that screw down like the winding crown when they are not in use, guaranteeing waterproofness to 100 metres. One press to start, stop or reset the chronograph produces a crisp, clear click that was perfected using the most advanced technology. Rolex 116500 watchmakers also perfected the mechanism to suit the ideal finger pressure on the pushers, and engineered it to provide an instantaneous and accurate start to the timing without sacrificing reliability.
116500 - 4130 MOVEMENT
The 116500 Cosmograph Daytona is equipped with calibre 4130, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement developed and manufactured by Rolex. Its architecture incorporates far fewer components than a standard chronograph, thereby enhancing the movement’s reliability. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 4130 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. The 116500 chronograph movement features a Parachrom hairspring, offering greater resistance to shocks and to temperature variations.