We are proud to present the impressive Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 18ct watch for sale.
Born out of the early 1930’s sports watches worn by Sir Malcom Campbell, Rolex has long been associated with motor racing and speed. In 1963 Rolex removed the telemeter scale and moved the tachymeter onto the bezel for increased dial legibility and introduced the world to the term ‘Cosmograph’. But it was not until 1965 that the term ‘Daytona’ was used on the model, which came about as Rolex was the official timepiece of the racetrack.
The Cosmograph Daytona has, thanks to its legendary status as the ultimate racing tool watch often appeared in luxurious solid gold cases ever since the reference 6263 in 1969. The solid gold versions were produced in far more limited numbers than their steel counterparts and thus have become very collectable in the years since.
This version the reference 116508 has been in production since 2016 and is set in a polished 40mm solid hallmarked 18ct yellow gold Oyster case with a fixed matching gold units-per-hour bezel. The dial is a striking green colour with a sunburst finish, applied Chromalight luminous hour markers and triple chronograph sub-dials in matching green/red colourways to the dial. Protected by a flat sapphire crystal glass and fitted with screw-down pushers and Triplock crown, the watch is powered by the Rolex in-house calibre 4130 automatic self-winding mechanism. It comes fitted on a solid 18ct yellow gold Rolex Oysterlink bracelet with a matching gold folding Oysterlock safety clasp with the Easylink extension system.
Originally purchased in August 2021 and in unworn condition, this Daytona comes with its original inner & outer boxes, instruction booklet, seal, leather card holder and international warranty card. This Daytona is under Rolex manufacturers warranty until August 2026.