Rolex Daytona 116515LN

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Well, damn. Hell hath finally frozen over. We tied Jasper up to a tree and bought a trio of Cerachrom gold Daytonas! ???? Might as well call us Amsterdam Modern Luxury Watches from now on. On second thought, AMLW doesn’t really roll off the tongue that smoothly..But in all seriousness, we’re actually really charmed by the modern ceramic Daytona. In many ways, they’re aesthetically closer to vintage Valjoux-powered Daytonas than the steel bezel ones Rolex made from 1988-2016.This 116515LN is an absolute beauty. The watch is executed in Everose, Rolex’ proprietary rose gold alloy. This particular mixture was developed by Rolex—and is produced in-house in its own foundry—to prevent discoloration of the material, which typically occurs with rose gold over time. As a result, Everose retains its hue, luster, and brilliance for decades to come.The watch of course features a shiny black ceramic bezel with a rose-colored engraved tachymetric scale. The use of a shiny black bezel of course recalls the black acrylic inlays we associate with vintage Daytonas. The watch comes on Rolex’s ultra comfortable black Oysterflex rubber bracelet with matching Everose folding clasp.The real star of the show, however, is the magnificent dial. Whereas most Daytonas have contrasting sub-dials, this dial is fully pink. This gives the watch a warm luxurious look and reminds us of the mythical ‘Albino’ 6263 Daytona once owned by Mr. Eric Clapton. The light theme of the dial continues with the use of Rolex’ exquisite baguette-cut diamond hour markers.The watch comes as a full set, with papers from 2020, and Rolex warranty until 2025.


Rolex Cosmograph DaytonaRolex started making chronographs in the 1930s, but it was only in 1963 that a named product line was introduced: the Cosmograph. In some early advertisements, Rolex referred to the watch as the ‘Le Mans’ after the famous race track in France, although the name never appeared on the dial. After a few years, the line was officially renamed Cosmograph Daytona, after the racetrack in Florida.The most noticeable difference between these Cosmograph (Daytona) models and earlier Rolex chronographs was the tachymeter scale (used for measuring distance and speed) that was moved from its traditional placement on the dial to the bezel. Furthermore, the dial was updated with the introduction of contrasting sub-dials.It's hard to imagine now, but Daytonas received little love after their release. Most Daytonas languished in dealer displays for years and only started to get noticed by Italian collectors and dealers in the late 1980s. Nowadays, Daytonas are among the most sought after Rolex models, fetching prices from $20,000 for modern ones to many millions for rare vintage references. A big contrast with the $210 list price when it was first released!



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