Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona - 40mm - Custom Black Ceramic Bezel - Custom White Dial - Ref. 116520
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Watch
SN: F Series (Circa 2004) Ref. 116520 40mm polished stainless steel case, screw-down back and push buttons, screw-down crown and push buttons with Triplock waterproofing, custom black monobloc ceramic Cerachrom bezel with tachymetric scale, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, custom white "panda" lacquer dial, 18K white gold applied applique hour markers with Chromalight, black snailed counters, automatic movement with chronograph central second hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock, and 12-hour counter at 9 o'clock, approximately 72 hours of power reserve, stainless steel Oyster bracelet. Water-resistant to 100 meters.
Between 1904 and 1935 fourteen land speed records were set on the hard-packed sands of Daytona Beach. Five of them by Rolex wearer Sir Malcolm Campbell. Launched in 1963 the new generation of chronograph, the cosmograph, was given the name Daytona by Rolex. A name that quickly became an icon in the world of auto racing. It was designed as a robust tool for endurance racing drivers with a waterproof case and a tachymetric scale bezel for calculating average speed. It was not long before it crossed over into the daily lives of average citizens with dreams of speed.