The debut of this timepiece also introduced the 4130 caliber and started a waiting list for what has become a brand favorite. Exclusive and exquisite, this watch in steel can be hard to find, but certainly worth that journey. The movement of this piece is expensive to craft, but also very difficult, which attributes to the limited availability. The craftmanship of this beauty delivers the sporty aspect, while also being able to handle versatility, but when on the wrist certainly has that touch of elegance you can wear anywhere.
Some feel that the limited variations of this Rolex Daytona 116520 have been a draw back, but the steel with black-silver dial is classic, and like James Bond, it is timeless. Now the watch is designed to measure and calculate elapsed time and average speed using the chrongraph registers located on the dial and the graduated tachymeter bezel. Obviously this creation was for sports professionals, and no one knew it would become such a sought after timepiece. The 40mm Oyster case and Triplock crown provide 100 meters of water resistance and the chronograph pushers screw in so to ensure the water resistance rating. The nickname of course came from the auto racing speedway and the brand continues to be an active sponsor for the sport.
Certainly the outer beauty of this watch is admirable, but underneath all that exterior excellence, below the sapphire crystal, there is the black lacquer dial, with hands and markers that provide excellent legibility and they are painted with Superluminova for low-light visibility. The striking polished bezel shines as bright as the sun, and is complimented with the Oyster bracelet. While this bracelet has been with the brand for decades, the Daytona has a redesigned clasp that other Rolex has seen. The clasp appears to be a deployant style, high quality ad solid, polished steel. This redesign is amazing and could certainly be a upgrade for other styles. Horologically this timepiece is spectacular and no wonder it has been a favorite for so many years. Just like the sport that inspired this watch, it goes fast, so you will want to secure one as soon as you can.