Rolex presented five new versions of its Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona characterised by a dial made from metallic meteorite – a rare natural material from outer space – with black chronograph counters at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock.
Rare and challenging to work with, metallic meteorite reveals its unique appearance when it is cut into thin sections and a chemical treatment is applied. Its fascinating and varied formations are known as Widmanstätten patterns.
The first three versions are crafted from white gold, yellow gold or rose gold and fitted with a monobloc Cerachrom bezel in black ceramic with a tachymetric scale, and an Oysterflex bracelet.
The other two watches, one in yellow gold and the other in Everose gold, have a metal bezel with a tachymetric scale and are on a traditional Oyster bracelet.
The typical 40 mm Oyster case guarantees water resistance to 100 metres / 330 feet thanks to a fluted case back hermetically screwed down like the winding crown and the chronograph pushers.
The watches are equipped with calibre 4130, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement engaged by a mechanism with a column wheel and vertical clutch for instantaneous and precise start. Beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, it offers a power reserve of 72 hours. The oscillator has a blue Parachrom hairspring manufactured in an exclusive alloy insensitive to magnetic fields.
The price of the new Rolex Cosmograph Daytona with Meteorite Dial with yellow gold case, Cerachrom bezel and Oysterflex bracelet (ref. 116518LN) is Euro 31,450 while the white gold and rose gold versions are slightly more expensive at Euro 32,650. The models with metal bezel and metal bracelet have prices of Euro 39,300 in yellow gold and Euro 41,900 in Everose gold. And don’t forget to check our list of the most expensive Rolex ever sold.