Rolex kicks off Baselworld 2017, the world watch and jewelry show in Switzerland, with three new versions of its Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona – "18 ct Yellow," "White," and "Everose gold."
Since its introduction in 1963, the evolution of the timepiece pays homage to its original counterpart. The black bezel is reminiscent of the 1965 model that was fitted with a black Plexiglas bezel insert.
Recognized as one of the most popular chronographs worldwide, a key detail is its engraved bezel with a tachymetric scale for measuring average speeds of up to 400 units of distance – miles or kilometers – per hour. The monobloc Cerachrom bezel in high-tech ceramic is corrosion resistant, scratchproof and the color is unaffected by UV rays.
Additionally, the Cosmograph Daytona’s Oyster crystal face is virtually scratchproof sapphire and the case is waterproof to a depth of 100 meters (330 feet), which is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct gold.
Equipped with calibre 4130, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement, the watches are finished with a matching Oysterflex bracelet reinforced with a metal blade that features a safety clasp to prevent accidental opening.
You can view pricing info and learn more about the new Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona here.