Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
Reference 116508

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A green dial, the iconic color most associated with Rolex watches, sets this all-gold Cosmograph Daytona apart from the rest.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona – Ref. 116508

A watch for the ages: the combination of 18ct yellow gold with a Rolex green dial renders this reference absolutely timeless and immune to the passing fancies of the world of watches and fashion

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona ranks among the staples of Rolex watch collections, having been part of the manufacture’s history since 1963 — close to sixty uninterrupted years, and counting.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona – Ref. 116508

A truly iconic dial layout that holds a secret. Not many realize that the 3 and 9 o’clock sub-dials are actually centered above the virtual line between the 3 and 9 o’clock indices

No wonder then, that this remarkable piece sporting Rolex’s flagship color enjoys such high demand among Rolex connoisseurs and watch collectors around the globe: there is something impressively coherent and ever-green in this combination.

The red Daytona text below the center, the dashes of red circles around its three sub-dials, and the infinitesmall red minute markers around the periphery of the dial bring the Cosmograph Daytona’s authentic link to the world of motorsports into the picture. These small, tasteful, yet important details also highlight Rolex’s attention to the smallest specifics.

On that note, a core reason for Rolex’s global status stems from the fact that such minute, yet fascinating details are abundant across all collections.

The satisfying process of discovering and understanding them takes not a glance, but years, if not decades of curious attention.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona – Ref. 116508

The three-link Oyster bracelet offers superb wearing comfort — and looks astonishing when rendered in polished and brushed 18ct yellow gold all around

Presented in an exterior crafted exclusively from 18ct yellow gold, including the case, caseback, bezel, crown, pushers, bracelet and clasp, the Rolex Daytona in yellow gold offers absolutely stunning wrist-presence.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona – Ref. 116508

With a case that is 40mm wide, equipped with gracefully sweeping lugs and the three-link Oyster bracelet, the Cosmograph Daytona strikes an inimitable balance between sportiness and elegance

To learn about and get a glimpse into the inner secrets of the Manufacture Rolex Calibre 4130 that powers the Daytona, please visit this highly insightful article. For now, let us say that this powerhouse self-winding movement ranks among the most complex Rolex calibers to date, offering approximately 70 hours of power reserve, outstanding timekeeping performance and a 12-hour chronograph functionality.


Rolex watches are crafted from the finest raw materials and assembled with scrupulous attention to detail.


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Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
Reference 116508

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