Rolex has Fitted its Iconic Daytona with a New Bezel
At Baselworld 2016 in March, the brand debuted 2 new Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona models, 1 with a White dial and Black accents, and 1 with a Black dial with Silver details.
Both models feature Cerachrom bezels, which were developed and patented by Rolex in Y 2005. The numbers and markers, in this case, of the tachymetric scale, are engraved on Rolex’s own ceramic material, and the bezels are heated to temperatures of up to 1,500 degrees Celsius, so as to harden and purify the material.accents,
The bezels are then blasted with Platinum or Gold, depending on which model the bezel is being used for, which coats the numerals and graduations. The excesses are removed by Diamond-polishing.
The result: A virtually scratch-proof and UV-resistant watch-face that is handsomely legible.
The Black Cerachrom bezels on this year’s steel Daytona’s pay homage to the Y 1965 versions, which were the first Daytonas to be fitted with a black Plexiglas bezel. The difference is that the color of these ceramic versions, unlike that of the original plastic ones, will not fade. Like many watch fans’ obsession with the Daytona. I have a 1972 version, love that watch.
Measuring 40mm in diameter, the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is powered by the COSC-certified calibre 4130.