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Rolex Daytona 116500LN Review

Launched in 2016, the Rolex Daytona 116500LN brought a robust and contemporary spin to the beloved chronograph lineup. Encased in resilient 904L stainless steel with a 40mm diameter, it presents a sporty and durable aesthetic while maintaining Rolex's signature elegance. The watch boasts the Calibre 4130 automatic movement, offering a 72-hour power reserve, precise timekeeping, and reliable chronograph functionality. Notably, the 116500LN introduced a black Cerachrom bezel, made of highly durable ceramic, enhancing scratch resistance and color retention. This model came with two prominent dial options: a sleek black and a clean white, both offering optimal legibility and a timeless aesthetic. Luminous markers and hands, coupled with a trio of sub-dials, offer functionality without sacrificing design. The Oyster bracelet, featuring a secure Oysterlock folding clasp, and water resistance up to 100 meters, contribute to its practicality, making the 116500LN a sought-after variant in the Daytona collection, adored for its blend of traditional Rolex design cues and modern enhancements.

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History Of The Rolex Daytona 116500LN

The Daytona's lineage dates back to 1963, designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers. The model 116500LN was introduced in 2016, featuring a black Cerachrom bezel, bringing a new level of durability and aesthetics to the Daytona line. The combination of high technology and sleek design led to a strong demand for this timepiece, solidifying its position in the realm of luxury watches.

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Key Features Of The Rolex Daytona 116500LN

Dial Variations: Black or White
Size: 40mm case size
Metal: Oystersteel
Bezel: Black monobloc Cerachrom bezel in ceramic with engraved tachymetric scale
Bracelet Types: Oyster, flat three-piece links
Movement: Perpetual, mechanical chronograph, self-winding
Caliber: Rolex 4130
Years Produced: 2016 to present

Prices of Rolex Daytona 116500LN

Retail price: $14,800

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Movement & Complications of The Daytona 40mm 116500LN

The Rolex Daytona 116500LN operates on the Rolex Caliber 4130, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement that is recognized for its precision and reliability. With fewer components than a standard chronograph, the 4130 enhances the movement's reliability. Its high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers also provide better resistance to shocks. The chronograph function, with its central second hand and two counters, offers an accurate measurement of elapsed time, ideal for racing aficionados.

The Infamous Rolex Daytona "Panda Dial"

Since its release in 2016, the Rolex Daytona 116500LN has arguably become one of the brand’s most sought-after sports watches, particularly the white dial variant, which affectionately earned the nickname "Panda" among enthusiasts and collectors. This term emanates from the dial’s resemblance to a giant panda, with its crisp white background and contrasting black sub-dials, presenting a visually appealing and instantly recognizable aesthetic. The "Panda" dial not only rekindles the spirit of vintage Rolex Daytona models but also encapsulates a universally appealing color scheme that transcends fleeting fashion trends. With its robust 904L stainless steel construction, black Cerachrom bezel, and the reliable Calibre 4130 movement, the 116500LN merges classic aesthetic elements with advanced materials and horological engineering. As a result, the "Panda" 116500LN has experienced tremendous popularity and demand in both primary and secondary watch markets, bolstering its position as one of Rolex’s stellar sport watch offerings and enduring in its appeal among a global audience.


Who Wears The Rolex Daytona 116500LN

The Rolex Daytona 116500LN is favored by many, including racing professionals and watch enthusiasts, for its iconic style and functionality. The likes of John Mayer, Adam Levine, and Ellen DeGeneres have been seen sporting this model. The Daytona has many similarities to other Rolex sports models like the Submariner and GMT-Master II in terms of durability and reliability. However, its unique race-inspired features, such as the tachymetric scale and the chronograph functions, set it apart, marking it as a true driver's watch.

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How To Buy A Rolex Daytona 116500LN

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