What happens when the iconic Daytona runs into a tutti-frutti trove of precious gemstones?
The Rainbow Daytona: a spectacular watch that combines the thrill of the racetrack with the thrill of vibrant gemstones.
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 116595RBOW, aka the Rainbow Daytona, is a “wow watch”. Exuberant and downright flamboyant, it’s either yes or no, love or hate, but you can’t help reacting to it.
Now in its third iteration, the model unveiled at Baselworld 2018 comes in a warm Everose gold case and the hour markers are highlighted in gradated sapphires to match those set on the bezel. Warmer and more harmonious than its white and yellow gold predecessors, the 2018 Cosmograph Daytona recreates the colours of the rainbow with extraordinary beauty and showcases the superlative skills of Rolex’ gemmologists and gem-setters.
With so many precious rocks on the case, it is reassuring to know that this Rolex Daytona Rainbow Everose Gold 116595RBOW is protected in an Oyster case, a champion of robustness and reliability.
The message is that this watch is not a trophy to be guarded in a safe, but a bona fide Rolex Daytona that is built to last and to be worn with pride.
The screwed-down case back, the screwed chronograph pushers and the Triplock winding crown ensure water-resistance to 100 metres, while the crystal protecting the dial is virtually scratchproof.
Another practical consideration is the application of blue Chromalight on the pink gold hour and minute hands allowing you to consult the watch in poor light conditions.
Housed in the signature 40mm Daytona case crafted from a solid block of Rolex’ proprietary 18k Everose gold, the beauty of Everose gold is its ability to weather time with exceptional elegance, keeping its warm rosy lustre intact even after being exposed to the elements and chlorine.
Inside the case is Rolex’ sturdy calibre 4130, an automatic column-wheel chronograph movement with vertical clutch for precision starts and stops. Equipped with a Perpetual rotor, the watch offers a power reserve of 72 hours. The blue Parachrom hairspring is insensitive to magnetic fields and offers great stability in the face of temperature variations and shocks.
You’d be surprised how much this weighs on the wrist! Although Rolex will never disclose the amount of Cosmograph Daytonas produced, and the chances of you getting your hands on one will be as elusive as chasing rainbows.
Source: Monochrome Wathes