Close-Up: Rolex's 50th Anniversary Daytona (with Video)sharetweetshareLast year marked the 50th anniversary with the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, the chronograph watch made famous by actor and motor racing enthusiast Paul Newman. The anniversary edition that Rolex released at Baselworld 2013 still generates strong opinions inside brand's legion of fans. Listed here is a closer go through the watch.The primary Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona a close look in a steel case having a manual-wind chronograph movement, named after the famous racetrack was released in 1963 and it has been made in various versions from the time that. (Newman regularly and famously wore a Daytona when he used auto racing within the 1970s; a number of rare designs have what collectors now describe as the "Paul Newman dial," with block indices and crosshairs within the subdials.) This model, however, would be the primary Daytona with a platinum case. The color scheme a dial in what Rolex calls "ice blue" plus a bezel of what it terms "chestnut brown," is usually unprecedented from the collection. The watch, which Rolex's press materials refer to as a "prestigious edition" costs around $75,000, a lot higher than most Daytona models. Rolex admits how the new timepiece is just not attainable for any Daytona fan available, but that the intent with all the anniversary piece had long been to generate a gift and exclusive. The Daytona's familiar tachymeter bezel, an integral consider its identity to be a watch for auto racing, is made from Rolex's proprietary Cerachrom material, an extra-hard, corrosion resistant ceramic, with all the engraved numerals and graduations coated having a thin layer of platinum by using a PVD (physical vapor deposition) process. The wearer are able to use the tachymeter scale, along with the chronograph, to determine average speeds all the way to 400 miles (or kilometers) per hour.Click the watch photos to enlarge the photos, click here for a quick video with the new Daytona.The Daytona's case measures 40 mm across and claims a water-resistance of 100 meters (330 feet). Produced in Rolex's distinctive Oyster style, the truth is machined from the solid block of 950 platinum and it has a sophisticated finish. The fluted caseback is hermetically screwed down using a special tool exclusive to Rolex watchmakers rolex president bracelet . The winding crown, fitted with Rolex's patented Triplock water-resistance system, screws down securely from the case and it is paid by a crown guard integrated into the situation middle. The chronograph pushers also screw down securely. The crystal is made of scratch-resistant sapphire. The outer scales on the chronograph subdials are created from chestnut brown lacquer, which matches the bezel and contrasts strikingly using the ice-blue dial, and have 18k white gold borders. White gold can be used for the applied hour markers and hands, which might be coated in Chromalight, a luminescent substance emitting a blue glow that Rolex claims lasts over 8 hours.The movement that powers this exclusive edition on the Cosmograph Daytona is Rolex's manufacture Caliber 4130, a self-winding column-wheel chronograph movement that is certainly another COSC-certified chronometer. The movement has a vertical clutch, a bidirectional rotor with a ball bearing, along with an oscillator which has a hairspring created from blue Parachrom charriol watches , another Rolex-exclusive, patented material that is certainly uncommonly resistant against magnetic fields. Hairsprings made from Parachrom, an alloy of niobium, zirconium, and oxygen, are said to be stable through temperature variations and stay a smaller amount prone to shocks, remaining, according to Rolex, watches Ten times more precise in the event of shocks when compared to a traditional hairspring. The watch is obtainable, now, only on the solid-link Oyster bracelet created from 950 platinum that is certainly another factor within the high price. The bracelet includes Rolex's Oysterlock safety clasp, which prevents accidental opening, and also the patented Easylink quick-extension system that enables the wearer to easily raise the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm without an instrument.This post was originally published on May 9, 2013, and contains been updated.SaveSaveSavesharetweetshare replica bell and ross brs watches
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