That is it, the brand new Rolex watches have been launched. And the massive announcement comes within the form of a model new Cosmograph Daytona, up to date for the sixtieth anniversary of the mannequin. Visually, it appears to be only a easy replace. Which it’s in a approach. However there’s extra to find than simply the up to date aesthetics. Flip the (platinum solely) watch over and… there’s a brand new Calibre 4131, and it’s there on sight, below a clear again. Let’s uncover the brand new Rolex Daytona 2023 Assortment, together with a brand new metal 126500LN mannequin, but additionally two-tone, gold and platinum editions.
Born in 1963, the Daytona has develop into an emblematic assortment. In its earlier form, the 116520 and 116500LN references in metal have been principally relationship again 2000, when Rolex got here up with the brand new in-house calibre 4130. The primary main replace in additional than 2 a long time is there.
Visually, the up to date Cosmograph Daytona follows the identical rules as lately up to date fashions, with refined instances and shaper traces. Barely extra tapered, much less rounded. However, the Daytona remains to be a Daytona, little question. The 100m waterproof case, nonetheless with screw-down crown and screwed pushers, has retained its proportions of 40mm with a comparatively skinny profile of 11.90mm. Lug width is 20mm nonetheless too. Most fashions on this new assortment include a Cerachrom bezel, however one factor has adjustments, as we’re now speaking about an insert with a skinny metallic band round it, giving extra distinction and a extra aerial really feel. That is seen on the brand new metal reference 126500LN, with its black insert outlined by a skinny polished metal ring. Most fashions are nonetheless worn on a 3-link Oyster bracelet, closed by an Oysterlock clasp, with 5mm Easylink consolation extension.
The dials of this new Rolex Daytona have been barely redesigned too, with thinner rings for the sub-counters, extra distinction between the sub-counters and the bottom dial, and markers that seem like barely thinner and sharper. For instance, the Platinum Daytona 126506 options traditional gentle blue dial, with chestnut brown ceramic bezel and rings on sub-dials, all showing sharper, thinner, higher outlined. The identical might be mentioned in regards to the white dial metal Daytona 126500LN. On the Everose Daytona 126505, the brilliant black dial is sunray-brushed with full sundust gold-colored counters.
The brand new 2023 Rolex Daytona comes with an up to date motion, Calibre 4131. Primarily based on the already superior 4130, it now options the patented Chronergy escapement, a blue Parachrom hairspring and retains the 4Hz frequency and 72h energy reserve of the earlier era. The rotor has been redesigned, and the ornament has been refined – the bridges of calibre 4131 characteristic a Rolex Côtes de Genève dec- oration, which differs from the standard Côtes de Genève by the addition of a slight polished groove between every band. The chronograph perform remains to be engaged by a strong mechanism with a column wheel and vertical clutch.
Importantly, on the platinum reference 126506, the motion contains a strong gold rotor, and the motion is seen below a sapphire caseback… which is sort of surprising from Rolex. Too dangerous the gold and chrome steel Daytona don’t characteristic the identical see-through again, because the new ornament of the motion appears slightly interesting.
The brand new Rolex Daytona 2023 assortment is launched now and can be “out there” quickly from retailers – with, in fact, nonetheless the identical low availability as earlier than, little question about that. The Daytona 126500LN is priced at EUR 14,950, the Rolesor 126503 is priced at EUR 19,350, the gold fashions on Oysterflex begin from EUR 30,300, on bracelet at EUR 39,100 and the platinum is “upon request”.
Extra particulars at Rolex.com.
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