Rolex Introduces the Cosmograph Daytona 18ct Yellow Gold Watch

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 18ct Yellow GoldOf all the watchmakers in all the world, it’s always Rolex. Their new releases are the kind of events that collectors wait with bated breath for and this year… well, this year that breath just may have been taken away by one of the most outrageous Daytonas we’ve ever seen.

Rolex have flirted with the outrageous before in last year’s Rainbow-stoned bezel or the old leopard-print deal from a few years back. Now though we have one of the most sought after watches in the world draped in leopard print that Cartier would shy back from.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 18ct Yellow Gold

Here the full baguette diamond-set bezel isn’t even the star of the show; that accolade goes to the dial with its feline camouflage created from 18ct gold, paved black lacquer and a veritable river of precious stones cascading through it all.

It still has the famous triptych of chronograph subdials – it wouldn’t be a Daytona without them – but they stand out against the white diamonds with pure brushed gold. Still, there is a nod to the watch’s sporting roots in the black rubber strap, a nice contrast to the 18ct gold of the case.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 18ct Yellow Gold

Inside it boasts the new-generation calibre 4130 movement for more accuracy and reliability than ever before. But let’s be honest, this isn’t a technical achievement; it’s a visual one. Shy and retiring? Keep walking. A steel-only purist? This isn’t for you. It is however one hell of a watch.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 18ct Yellow Gold

Price & Specs:

          • Model Name: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 18ct Yellow Gold
          • Case: 40mm diameter, 18ct yellow gold and diamonds
            Dial: Diamond-paved dial with enamel numerals
            • Movement: Calibre 4130, self-winding, perpetual, mechanical chronograph (COSC-certified)
              Functions: Centre hour, minute and seconds hands, small seconds hand at 6 o’clock. Chronograph (centre hand) accurate to within 1/8 of a second, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock. Stop seconds for precise time setting.
            • Power Reserve: 72h
              Water Resistance: 10 bar (100m / 330ft)
            • Price & Availability: TBC

For more information visit Rolex’s website.

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