The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, introduced in 1963, was designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers. With its highly reliable chronograph and bezel with tachymetric scale, it allows drivers to perfectly measure average speeds up to 400 kilometres or miles per hour, as they choose. An icon eternally joined in name and function to the high‑performance world of motor sport.
For 2017, Rolex is updating its Daytona line, this time with its gold models. This year, the yellow and white gold Daytona watches will all be getting Cerachrom (Rolex-speak for ceramic) bezels. But, perhaps most surprising of all is that these watches will come not with a traditional Oyster bracelet. Instead, they will come with Rolex’s relatively new Oysterflex strap with an Oysterlock safety clasp. Some love it, some hate it, but there’s clearly a market out there for it.It’s kind of hard to make a statement with a Rolex Daytona that isn’t modified, and that’s a testament to the longevity and desirability of the watch, but these Oysterflex models could present a viable option for these buyers. We first covered this release here, but now have hands-on pictures to give you a better feel for them in person and on the wristFor 2017, Rolex is updating its Daytona line, this time with its gold models. This year, the yellow and white gold Daytona watches will all be getting Cerachrom (Rolex-speak for ceramic) bezels. But, perhaps most surprising of all is that these watches will come not with a traditional Oyster bracelet. Instead, they will come with Rolex’s relatively new Oysterflex strap with an Oysterlock safety clasp. Some love it, some hate it, but there’s clearly a market out there for it.The first watch to have the Oysterflex was the Everose Yacht-Master from 2015. The Oysterflex strap is quite special in that it is not just a rubber or elastomer strap. No, Rolex doesn’t do things the simple way. Instead, a super elastic blade is used and then molded over with elastomer. The aim was to create a strap with the reliability of a metal bracelet and the comfort of an elastomer strap. For the new Daytona watches here, they will also get an Oysterlock safety clasp with the Easylink mechanism that quickly increases the strap length by about 5mm – great for warm days when your wrists expand.
One thing to note about the implementation of the Oysterflex strap is that unlike the Yacht-Master, the Rolex Daytona watches will come with special end links so that there isn’t an unsightly gap between the strap and the case. In addition, whatever misgivings you might have about the strap will be easily forgotten once you put these watches on your wrist. Elastomer is really cool and comfortable on the skin, and Rolex makes it even better by having fins under the strap that create a cushion between the strap and your wrist. This allows for your wrist to expand and contract a bit without making the watch feel too loose or tight. Also, the fins help vent the inner part of the strap on hot days.
The Daytona’s case measures 40 mm in diameter and is made in Rolex’s distinctive Oyster style and has a water-resistance of 100 meters (330 feet). Its water resistance is helped by the use of a winding crown fitted with Rolex’s patented Triplock water-resistance system which screws down securely into the case. The fluted caseback is also (hermetically) screwed down with a special tool exclusive to Rolex watchmakers and the chronopushers also screw down too. A crown guard has been integrated into the case middle which has been machined entirely from a solid block of 950 platinum and has a polished finish and is complimented by a bracelet also in platinum.
One of the Daytona’s signature design elements is the tachymeter bezel which adds to its auto racing persona, used in conjunction with the chronograph it measures average speeds of up to 400 miles(or kilometers) per hour. The tachymeter has engraved numerals and graduations coated with a thin layer of platinum via a PVD, and Rolex’s proprietary Cerachrom material is an extra-hard, corrosion resistant ceramic – Cerachrom is a contraction of the words Ceramic and Chrome.
The “Ice blue ” dial is a colour reserved exclusively for platinum models in particular the Day-Date II. Contrasting the ice blue of the dial the outer scales on the chronograph subdials are made of chestnut brown lacquer which compliment the bezel, they have 18k white gold borders. White gold has also been used for the applied hour markers and hands which have a coating of Chromalight, a luminescent substance with a blue glow that Rolex claims lasts longer than eight hours.
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The 2018 Couture luxury-watch-and-jewelry show kicked off in Las Vegas today, and WatchTime is on the scene to cover highlights from the array of timepieces being shown there, some being seen in the U.S.A. for the very first time after their launches at Baselworld or SIHH, others all-new releases rolled out since the two Swiss watch fairs. One of the former is the new Longines USA Exclusive HydroConquest, which we glimpsed unofficially in Basel but can now offer a full reveal on as the models make their official debut.
The collection, an extension of Longines’ popular HydroConquest series of sporty dive watches, consists of three editions, all sold exclusively in the United States and limited to 1,000 pieces, which feature subtle American-inspired detailing. The color options range from traditional stainless steel to stainless steel with a black or gray PVD coating. The dials come in sunray-finished black, gray, or bright blue, with red indexes, a small “USA” script in the bottom right corner, and a luminous 50 in the upper left corner of the bezel in honor of the 50 states of America.
For divers, the important information is that the watch boasts a 300-meter water resistance, a ceramic unidirectional bezel, anti-reflective coating on the crystal and the choice between a NATO strap or a stainless steel bracelet with the integrated divers’ extension. The Super-LumiNova-coated hands and hour markers contrast starkly with the dials; the date appears in a window at 3 o’clock.