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Daytona Cosmograph Platinum Ref. 116506

Sale price$110,000.00





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Very little has yet to be said about the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. The model line, which draws from motorsport and an ill-fated effort to compete with the moon-fairing Omega Speed master, has transcended watch culture to become the unofficial mascot of the watch industry. With waitlists spanning into the years at authorized retailers, Daytona is undoubtedly the most desirable and hardest-to-get Rolex to date.

The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116500 presented here is the predecessor to the new Daytona 126500LN that was released in early 2023. Initially released in 2016, the 116500 was by far the most talked-about watch of that year, with high interest at launch. While the Daytona design has always been more evolution rather than revolution, the most striking change to this reference was the use of ceramic bezels for the bezel, as opposed to the stainless steel bezels seen in previous generations.

The Rolex Daytona has been and will always be the unofficial flagship model for Rolex, partly due to its rich history and its association with famous individuals. At 40mm, it's a wearable watch for almost any wrist size, and its design language sits amongst some of the most fabled designs.


This example is in "excellent" pre-owned condition. There are very faint signs of use in the form of hairlines along the case. The case is strong and has no signs of being refinished. There are a few very light scratches on the case back and rear of the lugs. During our quality control check, the watch was reported to be functioning within the original manufacturer's guidelines.

This Daytona 116500LN is offered as a full set with all of its accessories, including its warranty, brochures, manuals, and box. It is in full working order.


Model: Daytona Cosmograph
Reference: 116506
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph
Material: 950 Platinum, chestnut brown monobloc Cerachrom bezel
Dimensions: 40mm
Caseback: Platinum screw-down case back
Dial: Ice blue with luminous appliqués
Lume: Yes, Chromalight
Caliber: 4130
Power Reserve: 72 Hours
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Bracelet / Strap: Oyster, flat three-piece links
Lug Width: 20


Rolex was founded in 1905 in London by Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis. The company began as a modest endeavor, assembling watches from imported parts. However, Rolex soon grew into an internationally renowned brand through the great business strides that the young Hans made.

The Rolex name is inextricably linked to the ubiquity of the modern wristwatch. From humble beginnings to epitomizing achievement and prestige. The crown has transcended film, literature, fashion, culture, and history, worn by record-breakers, presidents, and fictional characters.

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Since 1994, our values have always been to present and curate genuine and authentic products for our customers. At Greenwich Time, we are committed to carrying only products we would proudly purchase and own ourselves. With many fantastic choices on the market, we let our own tastes determine what we carry here in the shop.

This Rolex has been hand-picked by us and meets our discerning standards for quality and style.