Rolex Cosmograph Daytona meteorite

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona meteorite

With ceramic or gold bezel.

Rolex has released a new model of the Cosmograph Daytona with a meteorite dial, each color of gold and the option of a bracelet or a silicon Oysterflex strap. The version on Oysterflex has a black ceramic bezel, while the bracelet version has a gold bezel.

Preliminary thoughts
The meteorite dials on Rolex watches are not new—meteorite dials with Roman numerals made their debut in Daytona about twenty years ago—the current lineup includes Day-Date and GMT-Master II with meteorite dials.

The new product is essentially a modest facelift—they share the same case, bezel, and mechanism as the current gold Daytona—albeit very well done. They are certainly eye-catching, especially when combined with high-contrast black registers . Replica watches Price

Exotic dial
The dial is made of a piece of iron meteorite, first etched with acid to accentuate the Widmanstätten pattern, which is a striped pattern formed by the crystal structure of the material, and then polished. But it still retains a slightly textured surface, which is different from the perfectly smooth lacquer of most Daytona dials.

As in the tradition of cheap Rolex, the applied hour markers, Rolex crown, chronograph frame and hands are all made of gold the same color as the case.

Except for the exotic dial material, the new model is identical to the other models in the Daytona series. This means a 40mm case, screw-in crown and buttons, and tachymeter bezel.

It is worth noting that the material of the bezel depends on the bracelet-Cerachrom or black ceramic, suitable for the silicon Oysterflex strap model, while gold is matched with the gold bracelet.

Internal engine
The movement of the new Daytona model remains unchanged, the cal. 4130 (we studied the movement in depth a few weeks ago). This is an impressive self-made automatic chronograph movement with a 72-hour power reserve, vertical clutch and column wheel.

The balance wheel is made of Rolex’s proprietary blue Parachrom, a niobium-zirconium alloy that gives the balance wheel paramagnetism. In addition, the movement is rated at -2/+2 seconds per day-known as the highest chronometer standard-just like all current Rolex watches.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona
Ref. 116519LN-0038 (white gold on Oysterflex bracelet)
Ref. 116508-0015 (gold)
Ref. 116505-0014 (Eternal Rose Gold)

Diameter: 40 mm
Height: Not available
Material: platinum, gold, eternal rose gold
Crystal: Sapphire
Waterproof performance: 100m

Movement: Carl. 4130
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, on chronograph
Chain: Automatic
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 72 hours

Strap: Oysterflex strap with folding clasp or matching metal Oyster strap, both with EasyLink extension