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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona 116509 Luxury Watch Review

http://www.thewatchbox.com Behold the Darth Vader of Rolex Daytonas. Within an 18-karat white gold Rolex Oyster case lies a heart of darkness; black lacquer and red accents endow this lordly Daytona with looks to kill. All Rolex Daytonas are sports watches at heart, but this 116509 is a cut above. It features one of the most unique and memorable Rolex Daytona dials of the last two decades. The combination of applied white gold Arabic numerals, gloss black dial, and sundials in vivid red stuns in person. Like a Force Choke-Hold this Cosmograph has the power to take one's breath away. White metal and a black dial is a power tandem. Like a Sith Lord and his apprentice, these features combine for an eye-opening one-two punch. 18-Karat Rolex white golds ups the ante, and Rolex is among the only watchmakers that blends and pours its own alloy. The result is a homogenous metal that cannot wear down to a milky yellow base like cheaper "white gold" employed by others. Rolex controls the watchmaking process down to the metal itself, and owners reap the benefits. This six-digit 116509 reference employs the latest technology; Rolex's in-house caliber 4130 chronometer chronograph powers the Geneva Death Star. With a 72-hour power reserve, crisp column wheel function selector, and smooth vertical clutch chronograph engagement, this Daytona packs enough finesse to impress Alec Guinness. A 40mm white gold sports watch on a full bracelet, this 116509 Rolex Daytona packs the premium wrist feel to match the spec sheet. Gold is a gloriously weighty material from which to craft a luxury watch. The presence of a full white gold Oyster bracelet and Oysterclasp adds to the gratifying sense of substance, but the bracelet also counterbalances the case and enables the watch to wear with Jedi-like poise. Thanks to the counterweight provided by the Oysterclasp, there's no imbalance in the force on the wrist. In every respect, this 116509 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is a watch fit for a king... or even an emperor. See it on www.thewatchbox.com with comprehensive Rolex factory accessories via high resolution imagery. Witness the depth of this dial, and know the power of the dark side. Video and content by Tim Mosso.