Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, New Versions with Metallic Meteorite Dials

Rolex expands its Cosmograph Daytona family by adding three new versions featuring dials made from metallic meteorite, which comes from an asteroid that exploded millions of years ago.

All three versions feature a dial made from metallic meteorite – a rare natural material from outer space – with black chronograph counters at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. The version in 18 ct white gold is fitted with a monobloc Cerachrom bezel in black ceramic with a tachymetric scale, and an Oysterflex bracelet.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116519 LN, 18 Carat White Gold Case and Metallic Meteorite Dial

The other two watches, one in 18 ct yellow gold and the other in 18 ct Everose gold, have a metal bezel with a tachymetric scale and are on an Oyster bracelet. A standout visual feature of the Cosmograph Daytona since its launch, the iconic tachymetric scale is moulded into the first watch’s Cerachrom bezel and engraved on the metal bezels of the other two versions.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116508, 18 Carat Yellow Gold Case and Metallic Meteorite Dial

The Cosmograph Daytona’s 40 mm Oyster case is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct white, yellow or Everose gold. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116519 LN, 18 Carat White Gold Case and Metallic Meteorite Dial

The winding crown, fitted with the Triplock triple waterproofness system and protected by an integral crown guard, screws down securely against the case, along with the chronograph pushers. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the watch’s movement.

The new versions of the Cosmograph Daytona are equipped with calibre 4130, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex that was released in 2000 and introduced on the model the same year. A consummate demonstration of technology, it incorporates a chronograph function with a reduced number of components, thereby enhancing the movement’s reliability. It is engaged by a robust mechanism with a column wheel and vertical clutch, allowing an instantaneous and extremely precise start.

The movement is fitted with a blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by Rolex in a paramagnetic alloy that makes it up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. The blue Parachrom hairspring is equipped with a Rolex overcoil, ensuring the calibre’s regularity in any position. Calibre 4130 is equipped with a selfwinding module via a Perpetual rotor and offers a power reserve of approximately 72 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116519 LN, 18 Carat White Gold Case and Metallic Meteorite Dial

The new 18 ct white gold Cosmograph Daytona is fitted with an Oysterflex bracelet, which singularly combines the robustness and reliability of a metal bracelet with the flexibility, comfort and aesthetics of an elastomer strap.

Developed and patented by Rolex, this innovative bracelet is made up of flexible metal blades manufactured from a titanium and nickel alloy. The blades are overmoulded with high-performance black elastomer, a material that is particularly resistant to environmental effects and very durable. For enhanced comfort, the inside of the Oysterflex bracelet is equipped with longitudinal cushions.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116519 LN, 18 Carat White Gold Case and Metallic Meteorite Dial

The new 18 ct yellow gold and 18 ct Everose gold versions of the Cosmograph Daytona are equipped with an Oyster bracelet. The Oysterflex and Oyster bracelets on the Cosmograph Daytona feature the Rolex-designed and -patented Oysterlock safety clasp, which prevents accidental opening. They are also equipped with the Easylink comfort extension link, developed by the brand, which allows the wearer to easily adjust the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm for additional comfort in any circumstance.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116505, 18 ct Everose Gold Case and Metallic Meteorite Dial

On the 18 ct Everose gold version of the watch, the Oyster bracelet includes ceramic inserts inside the links to enhance its flexibility and longevity. In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116519 LN, 18 Carat White Gold Case and Metallic Meteorite Dial

Technical details

Model: Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona

Movement
Calibre 4130, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical chronograph movement with column wheel and vertical clutch
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: −2 /+2 sec/day, after casing

Oscillator
• Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
• Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
• Rolex overcoil
• Large balance wheel with variable inertia
• High-precision regulating via four gold

Microstella nuts
• Traversing balance bridge

Jewelling
• 44 rubies

Power reserve
• Approximately 72 hours

Functions
Centre hour and minute hands, small seconds hand at 6 o’clock
Chronograph (centre hand) accurate to within 1/8 of a second
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock
Stop-seconds for exact time setting

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)
International five-year guarantee

Versions

Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116519 LN

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back, winding crown and pushers)
Safety: Integral crown guard
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: 18 ct white gold
Middle case: 18 ct white gold, polished finish
Bezel: Monobloc Cerachrom in black ceramic with tachymetric scale; moulded, recessed graduations, numerals and inscriptions, platinum coating via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition)
Case back: 18 ct white gold, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Triplock in 18 ct white gold, screw-down, triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
Meteorite; black counters
Hour markers in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct white gold, black coating on the hour and minute hands via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition). Highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow) except the central seconds and counter hands

Bracelet
Oysterflex
Flexible metal blades overmoulded with high-performance elastomer
Oysterlock folding safety clasp in 18 ct white gold
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)

Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116508

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back, winding crown and pushers)
Safety: Integral crown guard
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: 18 ct yellow gold
Middle case: 18 ct yellow gold, polished finish
Bezel: 18 ct yellow gold with tachymetric scale; engraved graduations, numerals and inscriptions, black coating via electrolytic technique
Case back: 18 ct yellow gold, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Triplock in 18 ct yellow gold, screw-down, triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
Meteorite; black counters
Hour markers in 18 ct yellow gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct yellow gold, black coating on the hour and minute hands via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition). Highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow) except the central seconds and counter hands

Bracelet
Oyster, three-piece solid links
18 ct yellow gold, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links with polished edges
Oysterlock folding safety clasp
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)

Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116505

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back, winding crown and pushers)
Safety: Integral crown guard
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: 18 ct Everose gold
Middle case: 18 ct Everose gold, polished finish
Bezel: 18 ct Everose gold with tachymetric scale; engraved graduations, numerals and inscriptions, black coating via electrolytic technique
Case back: 18 ct Everose gold, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Triplock in 18 ct Everose gold, screw-down, triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
Meteorite; black counters
Hour markers in 18 ct pink gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct pink gold, black coating on the hour and minute hands via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition). Highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow) except the central seconds and counter hands

Bracelet
Oyster, three-piece solid links
18 ct Everose gold, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links with polished edges, ceramic inserts
Oysterlock folding safety clasp
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)