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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona 116509 Luxury Watch Review

http://www.thewatchbox.com The Rolex Daytona 116509 combines two distinctive Rolex traditions; in-house white gold and in-house automatic movements. More than that, this Daytona packs a special value proposition for Rolex collectors who wish to own a unique "Cosmograph." With a full white gold bracelet and a distinctive "Panda" Arabic numeral dial, this Rolex Daytona offers the best of both worlds; the assured value of owning a household name, and a design that stands apart from the mass of Rolex sports watches. The famed "panda" combination of a silver dial with black sub-dials recalls early Rolex Daytona models from the 1960s and 1970s. Often described as the most sporting of Daytona color combinations, the "panda" commands a loyal following among Rolex collectors. But there's more to this Rolex 116509 dial than the color combo. Full applied Arabic numerals feature white gold cradles and fully-luminescent filling that makes the watch just as distinctive at night as it appears during daytime. Arabic numerals remain an exclusive feature of gold Rolex Daytona models, but not all of the gold Daytonas receive this dial treatment. The combination of a full white gold bracelet, Arabic numeral dial, and "panda" color scheme endows this Rolex Daytona 116509 with presence and personality that few of its fellow Cosmographs can match. Inside the 18-karat white gold case, Rolex's automatic caliber 4130 offers COSC chronometer precision, the anti-magnetic resilience of a Rolex Parachrom Breguet hairspring, and superb 72-hour power reserve to support sustained use of the chronograph. As the official winner's gift of the annual 24-Hours of Daytona sports car epic, the Daytona is uniquely-poised to benefit from above-average endurance. The Rolex caliber 4130's vertical clutch and column wheel engagement organs ensure smooth chronograph second-hand action and crisp pusher feel. See this Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116509 in high-resolution images on www.thewatchbox.com. The watch includes an outstanding suite of original Rolex factory accessories. Video and content by Tim Mosso.