The Daytona, or the Cosmograph, was originally launched in 1963. It was a chronograph of the new generation, in many respects considered the ultimate chronograph. The Daytona replica is especially aimed at drivers and offers the high performance that is accepted, while also remaining comfortable and elegant. It offers various functions that are specific to drivers. The chronograph counters are easy to see, because they stand out with a strongly contrasting black and light color of the face and the dials. The tachymetric scale, which allows the user to measure the average speed over a given distance, was moved from the dial to the circumference of the ring. This new design feature, along with the contrasting coloration made the symbols much more readable.
Speeding the engine and driving at high speed is exciting. But it can be difficult to record time when speed is your goal. The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is the perfect accessory for those who are looking for high performance, fine technology and craftsmanship, and of course a passion for driving and speed. The Daytona is the best example of the Rolex chronograph. It is reliable, waterproof and self-winding, among its many functions.
The Rolex Daytona is named after the city where the first NASCAR race was held. Daytona has always been associated with racing and the Rolex Daytona replica lives up to its reputation with its chronograph functions. Originally designed for race car drivers, the Daytona became famous when Paul Newman wore his own model. Preceded by the Reference 6238, the Daytona evolved from a simple timepiece watch to a "chronograph" watch that marked all types of information useful for those timing races.
The only thing the Daytona has always done is from the first day in 1963 to today, superior wrist presence. I even dare to say that the Daytona is one of the best watches ever made - and that includes vintage and contemporary references (many of the vintage watch worlds endorse the wish of the Daytona to present the wrist) with the 6263/6265 holding the stain as the most perfectly proportioned example, ever). The 40 mm version, which has been around for 28 years now, also has a great size and the new reference with black Cerachrom bezel adds a little bit of style and swings to an otherwise perfectly designed casing.
So when I saw the replica Rolex Daytona with black dial and black ceramic frame, I knew that this was the watch that I wanted to celebrate this historic year. After shamelessly asking everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, I finally found one and it was exciting. When I first put it on my wrist, I immediately felt like a badass (small, I know). But in all seriousness, this is really a really great watch (it also seems that many of you agree with that). It contributes well and is an instant classic.
Today we go hands-on with the new stainless steel Rolex Daytona 116500LN with black Cerachrom rim.
Then comes the dial. The 2016 Rolex Daytona 116500LN in steel with ceramic frame will still be available in two editions, white and black, like the previous edition. The indexes are still small hands (and not numbers like some gold editions), made in 18 white gold, just like the hands - that still use the same design, with a black line in the middle.
However, the subtleties of the white Rolex Daytona 116500LN are new. In the past they were silver-plated. On the white dial edition, they are now black, still snail. It gives an almost Panda, a kind of vintage 6263 appearances to this edition of 2016. However, this evolution is limited to the white dial edition, because the black edition still depends on the split silver rings around the subtitles.
A chronometer measures the execution of a watch and guarantees the testing and checking of the movement by an official organization, according to defined rules. It has nothing to do with the functions of a watch.
A chronograph refers to a function of a watch, something it is able to do, a so-called characteristic or, in more horological jargon, a complication. As a reminder, a complication is any function in a mechanical watch beyond simply displaying hours, minutes or seconds - in this perspective, even the simplest date mechanism is a complication.
The Rolex Daytona, one of the best examples of a replica watch that combines a chronograph and a chronometer certification. The fame of this watch is enormous and it has become one of the most desirable luxury watches ever - the Daytona is inspired by motorsport. It covers all the values of excellence, quality and functionality of Rolex. And the versatile style can be worn almost every occasion. Since the beginning of the 2000s, the Daytona is powered by the automatic internal caliber 4130, with column wheel and vertical coupling. The latest steel edition, the 116500, has a black ceramic frame as a nod to the past.