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Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116515LN Luxury Watch Review

Watchuwant is now WatchBox! Subscribe for the best luxury watch content. As of 2011, this 18-karat rose gold Rolex Daytona 116515LN with ceramic bezel has occupied pole position as the leader in Cosmograph elegance. Launched at that year’s Baselworld Watch and Jewelry Show, the Rolex Daytona with Cerachrom bezel marked the greatest aesthetic innovation for the model since its wholesale 1988 reboot. The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is a legend and an icon. Long the only watch equally welcome poolside and trackside at the world's biggest races, the Daytona is redolent of 100-octane and testosterone. Since 1965, Rolex has sponsored the annual mid-winter 24-hour endurance race, and the company's legendary chronograph has been presented to the fortunate victors in each class. Also owned and worn by the likes of driver/actor Paul Newman and Sir Jackie Stewart, the Daytona enjoys a pedigree and history that is second to none. While the first ceramic (“Cerachrom” in Rol-ese) bezel Rolex, the GMT-Master II, launched in 2005, Cosmograph fans were left waiting another six years for the arrival of a ceramic bezel Daytona. The wait was worthwhile; polished black ceramic removes the Daytona’s longstanding vulnerability to tachymeter scratches and scuffs, and the inlaid rose gold alloy jumps from the black base with striking alacrity. This Rolex Daytona in 18-karat Rolesor rose gold features Rolex's own blend of colored gold, a unique product that will never fade or require re-plating like inferior pink, rose, or red gold alloys commonly used in the luxury watch industry. This outstanding quality is achieved thanks to Rolex's control of the entire metallurgical process; the company is among the few watchmakers that owns and runs an in-house foundry. This ceramic-bezel Rolex Cosmograph combines Rolex Everose 18-karat rose gold with a rich ivory dial. The stone is leveled and brushed with a radial sunburst pattern. Its unique color and grain create a standout timepiece that is unique even among the rarefied ranks of Rolex Daytonas. Moreover, Rolex has equipped each Cosmograph Daytona since 2000 with its own COSC-certified Swiss Chronometer chronograph movement. Very few manufacturers are able to design and build an "in-house" (self-made) movement, and even fewer are able to construct an in-house chronograph. Rolex's Cal. 4130 is the industry benchmark. With a 72-hour power reserve, smooth automatic winding, and an anti-magnetic Parachrom Bleu Breguet overcoil hairspring, the 4130 boasts refinement and durability in equal measure. See this rich, charismatic, and rare Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116515LN in high-resolution images on: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/rolex Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/watchbox/ WatchBox Reviews Channel: https://www.youtube.com/WatchBoxReviews Video and content by Tim Mosso. Video and content by Tim Mosso