The Cosmograph Daytona has a classic aesthetic style and outstanding technical performance, establishing a legendary status and surpassing the racing track’s brilliant achievements. Rolex presents an original new version of the legendary timepiece to celebrate the centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
2023 pays homage to this symbolic centenary with a special edition watch whose design and movement deeply tie to the Le Man’s endurance race.
The new watch is crafted in 18K white gold, with a black Cerachrom bezel in ceramic and a thin band also in 18K white gold around the edge. The red ceramic number “100” on the tachymeter’s outer ring represents this classic race’s centenary. The dial has multiple chronograph dials, and the traditional Rolex dial inspires its design. The Oyster case is equipped with a transparent back and paired with an Oyster strap.
This innovative timepiece is powered by Caliber 4132. The movement is improved from the 4131 campaign, which breaks through the traditional 12-hour timing mechanism and can continuously time up to 24 hours. The Caliber 4132 is equipped with a Chronergy escapement and Paraflex shock absorber. It uses novel finishes and decorations, such as the Rolex Côtes de Genève embellished on the plywood, reinterpreting classic watchmaking finishes—18 K yellow gold skeletonized rotor with improved ball bearings. Replica watch reviews.
Like all Rolex watches, this particular Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona has the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures that the eye will perform exceptionally well when worn.
Comparable to the extraordinary speed
With its reliable and outstanding performance, the Cosmograph Daytona has become a legend in racing. The watch remains the number one sports timepiece sixty years after its launch.
Rolex has repeatedly created a precedent in the development of ceramic technology. With its superb technology, it has developed a one-piece ceramic outer ring and ceramic word circle. This material is not only scratch-resistant but also less susceptible to environmental influences. The high-tech ceramic word circle is made of chemical substances that are extremely difficult to erode. After years of research and development, Rolex has developed a set of unique expertise and innovative equipment and production processes, so it can independently produce ceramic components.
The new Cosmograph Daytona is equipped with a black Cerachrom bezel in ceramic.
Oyster case, a symbol of water resistance
The middle point is cast from a solid 18K white gold block. The watch has a transparent sapphire case back with an anti-reflective coating. You can appreciate the movement’s exquisite decoration and the automatic rotor’s rotation through the bottom cover. Rolex watchmakers use brand-specific special tools to screw the finely grooved case bottom lid to seal the case, so only Rolex watchmakers can access the movement. The three-button lock winding crown has a triple waterproof system. Like the chronograph buttons, it is firmly screwed into the case. The crown shoulders are integrated with the middle point to protect the winding crown. The mirror surface is made of anti-reflective sapphire crystal, which is hard to scratch. The waterproof Oyster case of the watch gives the movement the best protection. Rolex replicas for sale.
Caliber 4132 Perpetual Movement
The new Cosmograph Daytona is equipped with Caliber 4132, a chronograph movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex, an upgraded version of Caliber 4131 released this spring. This self-winding mechanical movement embodies the superb technology of Rolex and is outstanding in terms of precision, reliability, power reserve, and ease of use. The action structure has been dramatically innovated, significantly reducing the number of components, thus making the movement more reliable. The chronograph movement is equipped with a sturdy column wheel and a vertical chronograph clutch wheel device, which allows the timer to start instantaneously to ensure accurate timing. The splint of the 4132 movements is decorated with Rolex Côtes de Genève, and there are micro-polished pits between adjacent decorations, deducing a unique design different from traditional Côtes de Genève.
Caliber 4132 enables the watch’s chronograph function to be displayed through a 24-hour mechanism, a technical feature that is the first of its kind in a Rolex watch. The movement is also equipped with Rolex’s patented Chronergy escapement system, which is efficient and reliable. This escapement is made of nickel-phosphorus alloy and is not disturbed by high-intensity magnetic fields. The hairspring is stable even under temperature changes and has excellent shock resistance. The balance spring assembly of the action is fitted with a high-performance Paraflex cushioning device designed and patented by Rolex to improve the shock resistance of the action. The automatic rotor is equipped with enhanced ball bearings.
The 4132 calibers have a perpetual automatic winding system, and an eternal oscillating weight winds the movement. The barrel’s structure and the escapement system’s excellent efficiency make the power reserve of the 4132 activities about 72 hours.
On the new Cosmograph Daytona, the chronograph function hours are displayed on a 24-hour scale instead of the usual 12 hours for this model – thanks to a unique patented device added to the movement. Consisting of 7 components, the mechanism acts like a differential redesigned by Rolex. This gear reduction system, known technically as a planetary reducer, halves the rotational speed of the gear set that turns the 24-hour hand. Its shape is very compact and can be easily integrated without any movement structure adjustments, proving Rolex’s superior engineering technology. This device merely replaces the transmission wheel, and its operation does not affect the performance of the 4132 calibers.
Oyster bracelet and Oyster safety clasp
The new Cosmograph Daytona is equipped with an Oyster bracelet.
The Oyster bracelet of this new watch is equipped with a folding Oyster safety clasp to prevent the buckle from being accidentally opened. The strap links are fitted with Rolex-designed and patented embedded ceramic components, which are more flexible and durable.
Superlative Chronometer Certification
Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona has also received the Superlative Observatory certification established by Rolex in 2015. In addition, the movements of these watches are also certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Center (COSC). The look is tested after it is assembled, and the action is installed in the case to ensure that the watch can perform excellently in precision, power reserve, waterproof and automatic winding when worn. The average error of the Rolex Superlative Chronometer is within plus or minus two seconds per day. The precision pursued by Rolex is much higher than the standard of precision timepieces certified by the Swiss Official Observatory.
The green seal symbolizes the precision timepiece of the Superlative Observatory. This seal accompanies every Rolex watch and comes with a five-year global warranty.
- Case model: 126529 LN
- Strap model: 78HA09 Oyster
- Category: Oyster Perpetual Professional
- Certification: Superlative Chronometer: Swiss Observatory certification (COSC) + Rolex certification (after the movement is installed in the case); global five-year warranty guarantee
- Oyster case (one-piece middle case, screw-down case back
- and winding crown and buttons)
- safety performance
- Crown shoulders integrated into the moderate case
- Diameter: 40mm
- Thickness: 12.20mm
- Lug width: 20mm
- 18-karat white gold
- middle case
- 18k white gold, polished
- Outer ring
- One-piece black Cerachrom ceramic bezel, 18K white gold trim, with tachymeter; molded scales and numerals plated with platinum with PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition, Physical Vapor Deposition) coating technology; red ceramic integer “100.”
- Bottom cover
- 18-karat white gold, anti-reflective sapphire crystal
- screw-in, fine groove
- winding crown
- 18K White Gold, Screw-In, Triple Lock Triple Waterproofing
- Scratch-resistant anti-reflective sapphire crystal
- waterproof depth
- 100 meters (330 feet)
- Rolex Caliber 4132
- Two-way automatic winding with a perpetual oscillating weight
- Rolex Côtes de Genève
- 18K gold rotor
- Within plus or minus two seconds per day (after the movement is installed in the case)
- Central hours and minutes; small seconds at 6 o’clock
- the main chronograph seconds hand
- 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 24-hour counter at 9 o’clock
- Stop-seconds function for accurate time adjustment
- Hairspring balance assembly
- Frequency: 28,800 beats per hour (4 Hz)
- Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
- Rolex end circle
- Extra Large Inertia Fine Adjustment Balance Wheel
- Four gold fine-tuning nuts for precise time adjustment
- balance cock
- High-Performance Paraflex Cushioning
- High-performance Chronergy escapement
- Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus alloy pallet fork and escape wheel
- 47 rubies
- power reserve
- about 72 hours
- Gloss black, glossy, sunray effect; alcohol white counters
- 18K white gold hands, black lacquered hour and minute markers, easy-to-read Chromalight (permanent blue light), except central seconds and counter hands
- Oyster, three solid links
- 18K White Gold, Polished Center Links; Brushed Outer Links, Polished Edges; Ceramic Inserts
- Folding Oyster safety clasp
- Easy-adjust links (approx. 5mm)
Engine: Rolex Calibre 7750/Mingzhu Engine
Case Thickness: 16mm
Dial Color: Black Dial