Rolex Daytona Green Dial 18k Yellow Gold Watch Hands-On

There is no doubt that the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is a venerable institution of modern luxury watches, even though the collection has been around since the 1960s. Since its birth, the Rolex Daytona watch has seen a range of versions and evolutions, but for the most part, it has been considered one of the most important chronograph sport watches of all time. This year at Baselworld 2016, Rolex once again introduced a few new versions of the Rolex Daytona Green Dial 18k Yellow Gold Replica Watches including this handsome-looking reference 18k yellow gold version on a matching bracelet and with a handsome, deep green metallic dial.

The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is a unique success story of wrist watch families for having so much popularity, even amongst a large range of versions, movements, and styles that were produced over the years. “Daytona” is a highly profitable name in Rolex watches when it comes to both new and vintage models. A market dud when it was originally released, the so-called “Paul Newman” Daytona collection earns top dollar by demanding collectors at prices almost utterly out of whack for what most enthusiasts would consider to be the sum of its parts and prestige.
“Precious” Cheap Rolex Replica models get a lot of attention as prestige and status items, but few sport watch lovers seek them out due mainly to price. It is quite interesting and a testament to the current Rolex Daytona that it works so well on both men and women, as well as in both sober sporty or extravagant lifestyle variations.

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It wasn’t the first Rolex Daytona with a ceramic bezel, and in many regards it was not particularly new, but it was lovely, and once again the allure of a brand new steel Rolex Daytona rocked the collector world. Reports by colleagues of mine who sell watches are that Rolex is once again trickling in 116500LN watches and some customers are offering to pay double the 11,800-Swiss-franc price. It just goes to show how powerful a steel Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is, despite the fact that the Replica Rolex Daytona UK oldest unchanged models, and that the pressure has been on Rolex for a while to release a new generation Rolex Daytona. Why haven’t they? Probably because Rolex simply isn’t sure what to do next. My suggestion to them was go the “Daytona II” route. This would allow them to retain the continually popular 40mm Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, and yet add something new and likely larger for everyone who wants a Rolex Daytona update.

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Anyhow, at the opposite end of the Rolex Daytona watch spectrum was this also-new-for-2016 Rolex Daytona reference 116508YG in 18k yellow gold on a matching yellow gold bracelet. Rolex gave the watch a handsome glossy deep green dial making for a distinctively Rolex look to this otherwise distinctively Rolex watch. In addition to Rolex Replica UK official color being green, 2016 sees the debut of “Rolex Certified” which also goes by the name of “the green seal.” Rolex joined the group of luxury watch brands to self-certify their watches as a testament to both quality and performance. It is another topic altogether, but I find it very interesting that in order to feel competitive, or at least explain how competitively good they are, watch brands these days need to first create a certification that indicates such high standards, and then self-administer them to their own products.

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Tracking the Rolex Daytona Replica: A 53-Year History

For most of Rolex Replica Watches history, chronographs took a back seat to three-handed models. The company did produce some chronographs, but equipped them with third-party calibers that ticked in conventional, classic cases, not its well-known Oyster case. Rolex introduced its first Oyster-cased chronograph during WWII, but it was anything but a hit.

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The Daytona International Speedway has been in operation since 1959

The first automobile races were organized on the beach at Daytona, Fla., in 1902. Many new speed records were set in the following years.The newer route of the Rolex Daytona racecourse, which formed an elongated oval with a slight bend in it, ran partly across the beach and partly along the oceanfront roadway.Rolex first served as Daytona’s official timekeeper in 1962, one year prior to the debut of the Cosmograph Reference 6239.Paul Newman wasn’t just an actor: he was also an outstandingly successful racecar driver.

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Reference 6240 (1965) had screwed push-pieces and a bezel with a black acrylic inlay

In his heyday, he even had his own racing stable. His Daytona watch accompanied him on his races. In the 1980s, collectors gave the nickname “Paul Newman” to this style of Daytona, which can be recognized chiefly by the contrastingly colored seconds scale along the dial’s periphery.Rolex Replica comprehensively reworked this caliber, equipping it, for example, with the brand’s own shock-absorption device.The differences among the several caliber variations are apparent only under close scrutiny.

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Paul Newman at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1979

Rolex switched to screw-in push buttons with the debut in 1965. These seal the watch’s case nearly as hermetically as the Oyster models without a stopwatch function.Cheap Rolex Replica used Zenith’s El Primero movement, which had been introduced in 1969. Rolex made major changes to the El Primero, including slowing its frequency from 36,000 to 28,800 vph. This resulted in a longer power reserve and longer service intervals.

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A platinum version with brown ceramic bezel was launched to celebrate the Daytona’s 50th birthday in 2013

Demand for sporty chronographs took off at this time.Rolex continued to offer the models in all steel and all yellow gold, which were later joined by steel- and-gold and white- and rose-gold variations.IN 2000, Replica Watches UK launched the first Daytona with an in-house movement. Caliber 4130, still used in today’s Daytonas, has 44 jewels, a 72-hour power reserve, and Kif shock absorbers for its balance and escape wheel. Vertical coupling assures a smooth start for the elapsed-seconds hand. The new movement, like the El Primero it replaced, has column-wheel switching.The 4130 has had Rolex’s in-house blue Parachrom hairspring for the past decade.

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Rolex celebrated 50 years of timing races at the Daytona International Speedway