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Rolex Daytona 116506 Platinum "Ice Blue" Review

The Rolex Daytona 116506, unveiled in 2013, embodies a pragmatic yet opulent design, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic Daytona series without unnecessary embellishment. Crafted from 950 platinum, its 40mm case robustly houses an ice blue dial, complemented by a chestnut brown Cerachrom bezel that ensures legibility and adds a subtle contrast. The internal mechanics utilize the Rolex Calibre 4130 automatic movement, offering reliability, a 72-hour power reserve, and smooth chronograph functionality. Ensuring durability and functionality, the watch features a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, a water resistance of up to 100 meters, and is equipped with an Oyster bracelet, notable for its stability and ease of use, thanks to the inclusion of an Oysterlock clasp. With a clear focus on practicality and a minimalist approach to luxury, the Daytona 116506 presents a compelling option for those valuing both straightforwardness and elegance in a timepiece.

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History of The Rolex Daytona 116506

Introduced in 2013 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Daytona series, the 116506 captured attention with its opulent platinum build. This model not only honors its predecessors but sets a new standard in luxury sports watches. The ice blue dial has become somewhat of a signature for Rolex’s platinum models, signaling discreetly that the watch is crafted from the noble metal. It's recognized for its subtlety and elegance among watch enthusiasts and collectors.


Key Features of The Platinum Rolex Daytona 116506 "Ice Blue"

Dial Color: Ice blue
Dial Hour Markers: Dot/Index and Baguette Diamond
Sizes: 40mm
Metal: 950 platinum
Bezel: Chestnut brown monobloc Cerachrom in ceramic, emphasizing the watch's elegant contrast.
Bracelet Types: Robust Oyster bracelet in 950 platinum.
Movement: Automatic, self-winding.
Caliber: Rolex Caliber 4130.
Year(s) Produced:  2013 - 2023 (discontinued in 2023)

Prices of Rolex Daytona 116506 Blue Dial

Retail price: $80,900

Average Secondary Market Price: 

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Movement & Complications of The Blue Dial Platinum Daytona 40mm 116506

The Daytona 116506 is powered by the impeccable Caliber 4130. This movement, known for its precision and durability, comes with a 72-hour power reserve. Moreover, it underpins the chronograph functions that the Daytona series is renowned for, presenting a blend of aesthetics and engineering prowess. 

Who Wears The Platinum Rolex Daytona Ice Blue 116506

Preferred by Hollywood's elite, racing aficionados, and CEOs alike, the 116506 is more than a timepiece; it's a statement. It shares the iconic Daytona silhouette but its platinum construction and unique color palette set it apart in Rolex's illustrious lineup.

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How To Buy a Rolex Daytona 116506

Acquiring a Rolex Daytona 116506 often presents a formidable challenge through traditional channels due to its celebrated reputation and soaring demand among watch aficionados. Recognizing the potential for prolonged wait times, a sizable demographic of enthusiasts often pivot towards alternative marketplaces to bypass anticipated delays. At WatchGuys, we pride ourselves on consistently offering such highly-coveted pieces within our meticulously curated collection, thereby affording our clients a notable advantage in their quest for these exquisite timepieces. For those who seek to acquire the Rolex Daytona 116506, simply traverse to our product page and engage with the 'Inquire Now' button.

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