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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Ice Blue

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Ice Blue Specifications

 

Movement Automatic
Case material Platinum
Bracelet material Platinum

Caliber

Movement Automatic
Movement/Caliber 4130
Power reserve 72 h
Frequency 28800 A/h

Case

Case material Platinum
Case diameter 40 mm
Thickness 12.8 mm
Water resistance 10 ATM
Bezel material Ceramic
Glass Sapphire Glass
Dial Blue
Dial numerals No numerals

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Platinum
Clasp Fold clasp
Clasp material Platinum

Functions

Chronograph

One of the most iconic watches ever, the Rolex Daytona became a collector’s piece and a must-have in every watch lover’s list. The steel model is at $112,400 and the platinum model is at a whopping price of $85,700. Let’s take a look at the details on Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Ice Blue.

Rolex started in 1908 producing fine watches, and since 1926, when they released the first waterproof watch, the “Oyster”, made famous thanks to the famous English Channel crossing by the British swimmer Mercedes Gleitze, they established the brand as a sports watch.

What is there to say about Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Ice Blue? A lot actually, the Daytona Ice Blue is arguably the most sacred watch to Rolex collectors, rivaled only perhaps by the Submariner. And coming into Basel World 2013, expectations for a 50th anniversary Daytona were really, really high. The assumption was, for some reason that we’d see something that would resemble a reference 6263 Daytona – with a black Cerachrom bezel placed atop the exiting stainless steel model.

The size, dial, and design of Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Ice Blue 

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Ice Blue remains 40 mm in size. It features a case made entirely of 950 platinum, with a chestnut brown Cerachrom Bezel. The dial is ice blue, a color used exclusively on platinum models by Rolex, most notably the Day-Date II. This is not the first Daytona to receive a Cerachrom bezel, 2 years ago the Everose Daytona received the update first. So, we kind of knew that we see another Daytona with a ceramic bezel, we just didn’t think it would look like this.

The bracelet 

The 3-piece solid Oyster bracelet is also made entirely of platinum, and the watch just feels incredible on the wrist. The mega Daytona looks better on the wrist than in the photos, and anyone who put this watch on will simply sit back in awe. Instead of producing the watch everyone thought they would, a stainless steel model for the 50th anniversary, Rolex went ahead and created an instant collector’s piece.

The movement on Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Ice Blue 

The movement that powers this special edition of the Cosmograph Daytona is Rolex’s manufacture Caliber 4130, a self-winding column-wheel chronograph movement that is also COSC-certified chronometer. The movement has a vertical clutch, a bidirectional rotor on a ball bearing, and an oscillator with a hairspring made of blue Parachrom, another Rolex-exclusive, a patented material that is uncommonly resistant to magnetic fields. Hairsprings made of Parachrom, an alloy of niobium, zirconium, and oxygen, are said to remain stable through temperature variations and be much less susceptible to shocks, remaining, according to Rolex, 10 times more precise in case of shocks thatn a traditional hairspring.

Overall Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Ice Blue review

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Ice Blue was introduced in 1963, was designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers. With its highly reliable chronograph and bezel with a tachymeter scale, it allows drivers to measure average speeds up to 400 kilometers or miles per hour. An icon eternally joined in name and function to the high-performance world of motorsport.

The Rolex Daytona has a long history and especially the stainless steel models always performed well amongst collectors and connoisseurs. From the hand-wound models from the 1960s to the 1980s via the self-winding versions with Zenith movement to the current line-up of stainless steel Daytonas. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Ice Blue is a great addition to the Rolex collection.

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Ice Blue
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Ice Blue
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Ice Blue a great addition to the Rolex Collection.
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PROS
  • Most notable Day-date II
  • Oyster bracelet is entire of platinum
  • Daytona looks really good on the wrist
  • Great addition to your watch collection
CONS
  • Pricey