What happens when the famous Daytona runs into a tutti-frutti stash of valuable gemstones? The Rainbow Daytona: a staggering watch that combines the adventure of the circuit with the excitement of lively gemstones. The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 116595RBOW, otherwise known as the Rainbow Daytona, is a “wow watch”. Overflowing and tremendously flashy, it’s either yes or no, affection or scorn, yet you can’t resist responding to it. Presently in its third cycle, the model disclosed at Baselworld 2018 comes in a warm Everose gold case and the hour markers are featured in gradated sapphires to coordinate those set on the bezel. Hotter and more amicable than its white and yellow gold archetypes, the 2018 Cosmograph Daytona reproduces the shades of the rainbow with remarkable excellence and features the standout abilities of Rolex’ gemmologists and diamond setters.
A astonishing track record
The thought of taking a consecrated Cosmograph Daytona – an incredible watch related with motorsports occasions since its introduction in 1963 – and supplanting its tachymetric scale with multi-hued sapphires and finishing its case with precious stones was venturesome, no doubt. Wouldn’t this estrange armies of Daytona fans who partner the watch with men like Paul Newman – whose Daytona as of late got an incredible $17.7m at sell off ? It may well have offended some Daytona idealists, however for a modest bunch of people out there, the adornments Daytona was the notorious treasure toward the finish of the rainbow.
First delivered in 2012 in white and yellow gold, the Rainbow Daytona accumulated a practically quick faction status and hot interest implied that its worth was expeditiously copied on the auxiliary market – these 116598RBOW (yellow gold) and 116599RBOW (white gold) Daytona Rainbow as of now sell for around CHF 160,000 to CHF 200,000. Restricting creation is one way that watch brands like Rolex sparkle interest – recollect the tempered steel Daytona and its endless holding up records – yet there is another method of fuelling request, civility of Mother Nature. As per a representative at Rolex, the constraint of Rainbow Daytonas is dictated by the way that it is very hard to source shaded sapphire stones that coordinate each other precisely. And keeping in mind that we’re regarding the matter of impediments, it was made obviously evident that this watch plays it the two different ways and advances to people alike.
Although we will in general connect with Rolex with professional, sports-situated watches, Rolex has consistently had jewel set watches in its portfolio – really, a ton of them. What’s more, in a similar quality-driven soul that portrays the company, Rolex has its own in-house group of gemologists and jewel setters. Nothing gets away from according to these specialists and just top quality stones make the cut.
Having recuperated from the underlying effect of this Rolex Daytona Rainbow Everose Gold 116595RBOW, a more critical glance at the stones uncovers the unobtrusive shading degree of the 36 loaf cut sapphires on the bezel as they travel flawlessly through the shades of the rainbow. Utilizing the procedure of channel setting, the jewel setters organize the stones flush with each other in a depression or divert etched in Everose gold, the edges of which are collapsed over to get the stone. Since there are no prongs around the stones, the shade of every individual sapphire is exalted.
In a takeoff from the prior Rainbow Daytona models with jewel hour markers, this new reference 116595RBOW features 11 loaf cut sapphires on the dial, totally coordinated in immersion and force to the comparing stone on the bezel. The combination of the hued gemstones against the dark lacquered dial is lovely surely and, as I would see it, more agreeable than the previous precious stone markers. The three sub-dials are additionally made in a restrictive Rolex gold – known as Gold Crystals – and have a mottled surface that looks practically like a fragment of shooting star. What’s more, the impact, as you can appreciate, is exceptional. So exceptional that it is not entirely obvious the splash of 56 splendid cut jewels, of various sizes, set into the carries and crown guards.
With such countless valuable rocks looking into it, it is consoling to realize that this Rolex Daytona Rainbow Everose Gold 116595RBOW is ensured in an Oyster case, a hero of power and unwavering quality. The message is that this watch isn’t a prize to be monitored in a safe, yet a real Rolex Daytona that is worked to last and to be worn proudly. The screwed-down case back, the screwed chronograph pushers and the Triplock winding crown guarantee water-protection from 100 meters, while the precious stone securing the dial is essentially scratchproof. Another useful thought is the utilization of blue Chromalight on the pink gold hour and moment hands permitting you to counsel the watch in helpless light conditions.
Housed in the mark 40mm Daytona case created from a strong square of Rolex’ restrictive 18k Everose gold, the excellence of Everose gold is its capacity to weather time with remarkable style, keeping its warm blushing shine flawless even in the wake of being presented to the components and chlorine. Inside the case is Rolex’ solid type 4130, a programmed segment wheel chronograph development with vertical grasp for accuracy starts and stops. Outfitted with a Perpetual rotor, the watch offers a force save of 72 hours. The blue Parachrom hairspring is harsh toward attractive fields and offers incredible solidness even with temperature varieties and stuns. Like all Rolex watches since 2016, the Cosmograph Daytona complies with the tough Superlative Chronometer confirmation created by Rolex with exactness paces of – 2/+2 seconds out of every day, more than twice that expected of an official chronometer (it is likewise COSC-certified).
A strong three-connect 18k Everose wristband accompanies this colorful 116595RBOW and is implemented with fired additions and a lifesaving Oysterlock wellbeing catch to forestall coincidental opening. You’d be shocked how much this burdens the wrist! Despite the fact that Rolex won’t ever reveal the measure of Cosmograph Daytonas created, and the odds of you getting your hands on one will be just about as tricky as pursuing rainbows, the cost is CHF 92,400. Kindly counsel www.rolex.com for further details.