Long before the Rainbow Daytona craze, Rolex already had a history of combining precious and semi-precious stones to produce exceptional Daytona chronographs. The Daytona watch I want to introduce today is a perfect example. This watch has a garnet dial and is inlaid with diamonds and rubies because it is rare and difficult to find on the market.
Many may already know that Rolex did not launch its first Daytona chronograph equipped with a self-made movement (Caliber 4130) until 2000. Before this, the Daytona automatic watch used a modified Zenith El Primero movement. The Daytona manual watch was built earlier with the same modified Valjoux movement. Therefore, an in-house movement is crucial to Rolex’s iconic line of timepieces. Nearly 20 years later, Caliber 4130 is still regarded as one of the best automatic chronograph movements on the market.
The 18K white gold case continues the familiar Daytona design, with a diameter of 40 mm, and is equipped with a pair of screw-in chronograph crowns guarding the winding button. The difference is that the bezel abandons the standard tachymeter scale and is instead set with 24 rectangular-cut rubies. Regardless of whether we prefer gem-set watches, we cannot ignore Rolex’s awe-inspiring expertise in gem cutting and gem setting. Undoubtedly, it is no easy task to collect so many rubies of the same color, size, and shape, cut them precisely, and skillfully set them on the exact watch. Quality replica watch.
The gorgeous hue is matched with a rough grossular garnet dial, highlighting the striking texture of the natural stone. Rolex also has a long history of using exotic gemstones to create dials, a tradition that continues into modern times. The garnet dial is set with eight diamonds as hour markers, supplemented by 18K white gold inlaid 15, 30, and 45 numeral hour markers and a crown mark at 12 o’clock. Of course, there are also three classic sub-dials on the dial, which display small seconds (at 6 o’clock), a 30-minute chronograph (at 3 o’clock), and a 12-hour clock (at 9 o’clock). Finally, this watch uses a Bordeaux red alligator leather strap with an 18K white gold adjustable buckle. Rolex replica watches.
Unlike today’s famous Rainbow Daytona, this Ref. 116589 Daytona watch proudly adopts a monochrome design but is also precious.
Band Color: Silver-tone
Band Length: 18cm
Dial Color: Black Dial