May 26, 2013
For the first time, the Rolex Daytona is cased in platinum. Diameter is 40mm. It will carry Reference number 116506 and be powered by Rolex caliber 4130. The watch has a bezel of Cerachrom, brown color, and a blue glacier dial. This is the “celebration” piece for 50 years of the Daytona. It looks nice but I think Rolex missed a real opportunity to celebrate such a milestone: the 50th Anniversary Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Reference 116506 will have a retail price of $75,000 when it hits stores later this year. In other words, unless you are at the extreme right tail of the Bell Curve, you may step down now.
What are your thought on this timepiece?
words by Kyle Stults