Rolex 116505 Everose Daytona
Save almost £5,000 on this simply stunning and completely unworn Rolex Everose 116505 Daytona with the rarer 'choco' dial. It is covered by Rolex's new international warranty for 5 years, giving you complete peace of mind until 2019.
• Stunning unworn condition
• Solid 18ct rose gold
• 40mm diameter
• Original Rolex paperwork & box
• Waterproof to 100m
• Fully automatic
• Chronograph timing function.
It is worth noting that there have been three series of the Cosmograph Daytona. The original series, produced in small quantities from circa 1963 to the later 1980s, had a four-digit model or reference number, and had a manual wind movement. The wind movement is essential to the other two movements because it allows for increase winds coming in on both sides.
The Rolex Daytona was inspired by racing car drivers and enthusiasts, most notably, iconic actor Paul Newman, who reportedly wore his Daytona every day from 1972 until his death in 2008. This original series was in very short supply by the early 1990s. A second series, introduced in 1988 to meet demand, uses a Zenith "El Primero" modified automatic winding movement and has a five-digit model number. The movement was originally manufactured and released in 1969 and remains the highest VPH (vibrations per hour) mass-produced movement on the market at 36,000 VPH. Rolex purchased these movements for the Daytona, then modified the movement from 36,000VPH to 28,800VPH and made a few other subtle changes. These later series Daytonas, predating in-house movements, were accurate and reliable; they were produced in limited quantities from 1988 to 2000.
Available to purchase immediately from Armour-Winston Ltd's London store.