Rolex Daytona Gold with Green Dial 116508 Review

Posted by Daniel Luczak on 27th Nov 2019

The Rolex Daytona is unquestionably one of Rolex's most popular timepieces. Collectors are absolutely crazy about the Rolex classic watches like the Paul Newman and the pre-daytona, while new watch enthusiasts are trying to get their hands on a Daytona ceramic.

It's safe to say that in most of its shapes and forms, old and new, people go crazy about the Rolex Daytona. And why are they not going to? It's a famous timepiece with a gorgeous history.

Like all Rolex watches, over the course of its life, the Daytona has been developed, modified and iterated. Just because Rolex is striving for perfection.

Rolex launched a few new versions of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona at Baselworld 2016. The launch included this stunning model 116508-0013 (116508 YG) 18k yellow gold edition on a matching bracelet with a stylish, deep green metal dial.

This is a new addition to the 116508 Daytona series (yellow gold models). Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is a remarkable success story for wrist watch families because it is so common among a wide range of models, movements and designs that have been developed over the years. "Daytona" is a highly profitable name for both new and vintage models in Rolex watches.

The so-called "Paul Newman" Daytona series, as it was originally released, collects top bucks by enticing valued buyers with its gorgeous and breathtaking features.

What Does the Watch Offer?

The reference 116508 of the Rolex Daytona is available with several different dials. Although many of the other alternatives to the dial are cool, few are as unique as the green dial and colorway.

This is especially true given the close relationship between Rolex and the green shade. The green Rolex Hulk, the yellow Rolex Kermit were incredibly popular timepieces, as well as the green dial Day-Date in recent times, which has dramatically increased in prominence as people realize how different green components are on Rolex watches. A green-dial Rolex watch is just something unique.

The Rolex Daytona 116508 has an Oyster case of 40 mm and is driven by the caliber 4130 in-house that is reliable to-2/+2 a day. The 4130 is a Swiss approved chronometer and is intended for high-precision watches that have completed the trials of the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) successfully.

The movement of the chronograph features a hairspring of Parachrom, offering greater resistance to shocks and variations in temperature. At its core, the green dial of 116508 is the same as Daytona's previous yellow gold watches. The only variation is that of the dial. But as you learn, there may be huge differences in small details. And with the blue dial 116508, this is definitely the case.

It's a green sunburst dial at its core, reflecting the light in an incredible way. The green isn't like a Hulk Submariner's bright green, nor the Day-Date 40's mossy brown. Rather, this green color is unique to this model and can't be found in any of today's Rolex watches. The color is a rich color, and others defined the color as "about pine trees and British racing green anywhere."

The dial turns green in darker environments, and it turns into a bright green sheen when the sunlight hits the dial. This is just a gorgeous phenomenon to watch and wear on the wrist.

For regular style and fashion, the watch offers three sundials and each sundial is covered by a yellow gold ring. In comparison, the text is written in white inside the sub dials. Finally, you also have a red inner circle in each, and the combination of gold, green, and red color makes some people refer to this watch as "Christmas," as it undoubtedly recalls the colors of a Christmas tree.

The Rolex 116508 bracelet is a standard Oyster watch, so if you've previously owned an Oyster bracelet, you'll feel familiar with it. The distinction of a metal Oyster bracelet, of course, is its weight. The Oyster bracelet is pretty heavy and rests firmly on your wrist, since it is made in complete 18ct gold. You're going to love the 116508 if you're a person who likes to think you're carrying something on your hand.

What Do We Have to Say?

Who doesn't want to carry a strong beast around their wrist with a stunning bracelet? Rolex Daytona Gold with Green Dial 116508 is great for you if you're an explorer and a Rolex enthusiast.

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