Special Commemorative Edition Daytona launched by Rolex.
It is also rare to see Rolex’s unique edition products. Still, since this year’s Geneva Watch Fair, the transparent Daytona, colorful balloon Oyster Perpetual and puzzle DD appeared for the first time, so everything seems to be no surprise.
This watch is trendy, but what makes me more interested is that the timing of Rolex’s launch is perfect, especially with the support of the gold watch market cultivated for many years. Fake watches.
Everything is just right.
Daytona was born in 1963, which is of great significance to Rolex. The appearance of this special edition is mainly 18K white gold with a black Cerachrom ceramic outer ring, and the edge of the outer ring is decorated with a circle of slender inlays made of 18K white gold. Side. Hublot replica.
The red ceramic number “100” on the outer ring of the speedometer is also used to echo the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
40 mm diameter
Likewise, it inherits the transparent bottom cover of the new Platinum Daytona at the Geneva Watch Fair, and the movement can be seen again.
Still with Oyster strap, waterproof 100 meters
Of course, the more conspicuous feature is the dial, with a black main dial and a small white dial. Rolex’s traditional dial inspires its design, and the small dial design comes from the famous “Paul Newman face.”
Paul Newman (Paul Newman, a famous Hollywood movie star and racing driver) owns Daytona, which sold for a sky-high price of more than 100 million RMB, and has secured the position of “the most expensive Rolex Daytona” so far.
Could you take a closer look at its features?
This design originated in the 1970s, and this version has been collectively known as the “Paul Newman Daytona” and has always been a sought-after item at auction houses.
Of course, it also has another critical point: it is equipped with a 4132 movement and has a power reserve of 72 hours.
Rolex’s game of chess has been brewing for a long time. The 4131 movements have just been unveiled at the Geneva Watch Fair, and an improved version has been released immediately. It breaks through the traditional 12-hour timing mechanism and can continuously time up to 24 hours.
Caliber 4132 equipped with Chronergy escapement and Paraflex cushioning device, 18K gold skeleton automatic rotor with improved ball bearing
Rolex has added a patented device to the movement, which consists of 7 parts. Like the differential redesigned by Rolex, this “planetary reducer” can halve the rotation speed of the gear set used to rotate the 24-hour hand.
The 24-hour timing perfectly matches the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
This watch is, of course, more expensive than the general 18K platinum model, and the public price in China is about RMB 400,000.
I expected it to be challenging to buy, but many readers were surprised when they heard this number.
It was hard to imagine that a platinum Rolex would have such a performance before, but various factors have indeed contributed to the popularity of this watch: 1, commemorative models (unconventional products); 2, Paul Newman plate (perhaps earlier years Not many people know it yet, thanks to the Phillips auction and the promotion of the antique watch market); 3. In addition to the bottom of the new movement, the 24-hour timing is indeed a breakthrough for Daytona.
Rolex is a brand that never talks about limited editions, but exceptional watches are complicated to buy
But the more important foundation is the gold watch market that everyone has cultivated together over the years, which has paved the way for this watch.
First of all, the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 rose gold model began to exceed the public price in 2018 (at that time, the price in China was about RMB 380,000)
Rose gold grenade 5167R, super public price in early 2019.
The pioneer of Rolex must be Lvjindi, which will exceed the public price in mid-2019.
The take-off of most gold sports watches is in 2020. For example, the black-faced gold Ditona will start slightly exceeding the public price in October 2020, while the rose gold Daytona will be around the beginning of 2021.
Audemars Piguet’s 15500OR and 26331OR also started slightly exceeding the public price around the end of October 2020.
Even the high-priced Audemars Piguet gold perpetual calendar and Rolex Ice Landi (the public price of drilling and engraving at that time was around RMB 640,000) were also at this node.
This year, this brand new Platinum Daytona appeared at the right time, and the market has already made the most substantial preparations.
A few years ago, platinum, a material that looked like steel, was not favored.
The popularity of gold watches is effortless to understand. It meets the needs of many people as they grow older. They need thick and shiny wrists to set off a person’s aura.
At the same time, it is also a symbol of wealth. The simultaneous growth of wealth and age is a law recognized by the public.
Band Color: Gold-tone
Case Color: Yellow Gold-tone
Case Size: 40mm