• reference

    116508

  • model case

    Oyster, 40 mm, yellow gold

  • bezel

    Fixed, with engraved tachymetric scale, in 18 ct yellow gold

  • water-resistance

    Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

  • movement

    Perpetual, mechanical chronograph, self-winding

  • caliber

  • power reserve

    Approximately 72 hours

  • bracelet

    Oyster, flat three-piece links

  • dial

    Black set with diamonds

  • certification

    Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Black dial

This model features a black, diamond-set dial with snailed counters, gold applique hour markers and hands with a Chromalight display, 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.

The tachymetric scale

With its tachymetric scale, its three counters and its pushers, the Cosmograph Daytona was designed to be the ultimate timing tool for endurance racing drivers. The bezel features a tachymetric scale to read average speed over a given distance based on elapsed time. This scale offers optimal legibility, making the Cosmograph Daytona the ideal instrument for measuring speeds up to 400 units per hour, expressed in kilometres or miles.

18 ct yellow gold

By operating its own exclusive foundry, Rolex has the unrivalled ability to cast the highest quality 18 ct gold alloys. According to the proportion of silver, copper, platinum or palladium added, different types of 18 ct gold are obtained: yellow, pink or white. They are made with only the purest metals and meticulously inspected in an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, before the gold is formed and shaped with the same painstaking attention to quality. Rolex's commitment to excellence begins at the source.

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Model Availability

All Rolex watches are assembled by hand with the utmost care to ensure exceptional quality. Such high standards naturally restrict Rolex production capacity and, at times, the demand for Rolex watches outpaces this capacity.

Therefore, the availability of certain models may be limited. New Rolex watches are exclusively sold by Official Rolex Jewelers, who receive regular deliveries and independently manage the allocation and sales of watches to customers.

Thomas Markle Jewelers is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Official Rolex Jewelers and can provide information on the availability of Rolex watches.

HOW TO SET YOUR COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA

Synonymous with excellence and reliability, Rolex watches are designed for everyday wear, and depending on the model, perfectly suited for a wide range of sports and other activities. Built to last, these timepieces are characterized by their distinctive and timeless aesthetics. The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is de-signed for those with a passion for driving and speed. Learn more about its features and how to set the time and use the chronograph functions by watching the video.

Launched in 1963, the Oyster Perpetual Cosmo-graph Daytona was designed to meet the needs of professional racing drivers. The Cosmograph Daytona is the benchmark for those with a pas-sion for driving and speed. It is available in a variety of versions and materi-als, including with a dial made from metallic me-teorite - a rare natural material from outer space - with black chronograph counters at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock.

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