Rolex has introduced a new version of the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, the emblematic model launched in 1963, exactly 50 years ago this year. The legendary chronograph has been created for the first time in 950 platinum the noblest of precious metals. The Rolex Daytona Ref. 116506 is equiped with a chestnut brown Cerachrom bezel in ceramic and an ice blue dial.
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Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 116506 Technical Data
MODEL CASEOyster, 40 mm, platinumOYSTER ARCHITECTUREMonobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crownDIAMETER40 mmMATERIAL950 platinumBEZELChestnut brown monobloc Cerachrom in ceramic with engraved numerals and graduationsWINDING CROWNScrew-down, Triplock triple waterproofness systemCRYSTALScratch-resistant sapphireWATER-RESISTANCE100 metres (330 feet) DIALIce blue, chestnut brown lacquer countersDETAILSHighly legible Chromalight appliques and hands
MOVEMENTPerpetual, mechanical chronograph, self-windingCALIBRE4130, Manufacture RolexFUNCTIONSCentre hour and minute hands, small seconds hand at 6 o’clock. Chronograph centre second hand accurate to within 1/8 of a second, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock. Stop seconds for precise time settingPRECISIONOfficially certified Swiss chronometer (COSC)OSCILLATORParamagnetic blue Parachrom hairspringWINDINGBidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
BRACELETOyster, three-piece solid linksBRACELET MATERIAL950 platinumCLASPFolding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link