Rolex Daytona 116508 Champagne Factory-Set Diamond Dial


“The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona: A Fusion of Precision and Elegance”

In the world of luxury timepieces, few names evoke as much reverence as the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. This iconic watch, with its distinctive tachymetric scale and timeless design, has become synonymous with precision, performance, and sophistication. Let’s explore the fascinating details of this 18k yellow gold 116508-0006, with a Champagne dial, factory-set with diamonds.

The Cosmograph Daytona was born out of a need for accuracy in automobile racing. Its tachymetric bezel allows drivers to measure speed over a specific distance—a crucial feature for those hurtling around racetracks. The champagne dial, adorned with diamond-set hour markers, exudes elegance while maintaining its sporting DNA.

The 116508 showcases Rolex’s commitment to excellence. The case, measuring 40mm, is beautifully presented in 18k yellow gold and is in almost “un-worn” condition. This is complemented by the 18k gold bezel, with a black in-filled tachymeter scale to 400mph; and its stunning 18k heavy yellow gold bracelet. This harmonious blend ensures durability and a touch of opulence.

The screw-down case back, crown and pushers guarantee water resistance to 100M or 330 feet, making it suitable for both racetrack enthusiasts and pool swimmers alike. The deployant buckle secures the watch comfortably on any wrist and has a 5mm hidden “comfort” link, for when it gets hot, hot, hot!

At the heart of the Daytona beats Rolex Watch Companies 4130 automatic movement, a testament to Rolex’s engineering prowess. The 4130 is a legendary self-winding mechanical chronograph movement developed and manufactured completely in-house by Rolex. Introduced in 2000 it marked the first in-house movement for the Cosmograph Daytona. With 44 jewels, a 72-hour power reserve, and 28,800 vibrations per hour frequency, it combines robustness, reliability, and efficiency. Notably, ceramic ball bearings enhance rotor spin efficiency and reduce maintenance. This watch runs flawlessly, and its accuracy and power reserve remain strong.

The 116503 transcends gender boundaries. Whether worn by a woman, a man, or anyone in between; its classic design and versatile size make it universally appealing, adapting effortlessly to any social situation.

For horology enthusiasts, the 116503 is more than a timekeeping instrument—it’s a long-term investment, particularly as Rolex has discontinued this model, and with the inclusion of the original box and papers; it only adds to its allure. As collectors seek the finest chronographs this Rolex gem stands out as a prized possession.

The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116503 embodies the synthesis of form and function. Whether tracking lap times on the racetrack, attending a black-tie event, or sitting by the pool, this watch complements its wearer with grace and precision.

As the seconds tick away, it reminds us that true luxury lies not only in material opulence; but also in the artistry of time itself.
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All timepieces purchased from us come with a guarantee of authenticity and our 12-month time-keeping warranty. Please note that accidental damage or damage to the item resulting from third-party repairs, improper handling, or liquid damage will void our warranty. We do not guarantee any of our watches to be waterproof.