Replica Suppliers Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel Hands-On


Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel Hands-On Hands-On

All in all, the P.4000 is incredibly thin although it still packs commendable specs — 4Hz and 3 times is a combination much thicker but similarly lately introduced moves from big “maisons” (ugh!) Fail to attain. It is for people helplessly in love with the Luminor look, but that have matured in the admittedly and enjoyably immature aesthetics of the majority of Luminors. You do not have to say goodbye to those iconic (darn it, I simply explained it right there!) Design elements like the sandwich dial, the round bezel, the cushion case, or the crown shield, but you do receive a watch that won’t push back your sleeves up to your elbow or ask for too much focus. You will not be that guy wearing a flashy Panerai at this week’s corporate-wide layoff assembly, but the person who can glance down at his wrist and still flash a subtle smile as you see what you liked in a PAM while retaining the affection to yourself.Is the Luminor Due a one-up from the regular Luminor (Luminor Uno? It clearly isn’t, as well as the 30-meter water resistance verges on being insulting. However, its gorgeous proportions, neat details, excellent wearing comfort, and unusual motion make it a wise consideration for those who have been looking for a more mature Panerai. Maybe it should have been called the Luminor Ultra-Thin (or even Sottile — help me out here if this isn’t appropriate and you know the right term in Italian) or maybe Luminor Eleganza.

2016 was a big year for fans of the Rolex Daytona because the company finally released a Daytona with a ceramic bezel in steel. For 2017, Rolex is updating its Daytona line, this time with its gold models. This year, the yellow and white gold Daytona watches will all be getting Cerachrom (Rolex-speak for ceramic) bezels. But, perhaps most surprising of all is that these watches will come not with a traditional Oyster bracelet. Instead, they will come with Rolex’s relatively new Oysterflex strap with an Oysterlock safety clasp. Some love it, some hate it, but there’s clearly a market out there for it.

For customers who never saw a compelling Rolex alternative to products offered from brands like Audemars Piguet and Hublot, there is this configuration of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. It’s kind of hard to make a statement with a Rolex Daytona that isn’t modified, and that’s a testament to the longevity and desirability of the watch, but these Oysterflex models could present a viable option for these buyers. We first covered this release here, but now have hands-on pictures to give you a better feel for them in person and on the wrist.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel Hands-On Hands-On

I’ll talk about the Oysterflex strap later, but first, let’s go over the basics of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, which will be familiar for anyone who knows the Rolex Daytona. These new Daytona watches will come in a 40mm-wide case and will be offered in 18k white gold and 18k yellow gold, and they will now come with Cerachrom bezels. There’s also a third version in Everose. Technically, the Everose Rolex Cosmograph Daytona already had a Cerachrom bezel when it was launched, but it joins the other two here because it will now be offered with an Oysterflex strap.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel Hands-On Hands-On

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel Hands-On Hands-On

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel Hands-On Hands-On

The first watch to have the Oysterflex was the Everose Yacht-Master from 2015. The Oysterflex strap is quite special in that it is not just a rubber or elastomer strap. No, Rolex doesn’t do things the simple way. Instead, a super elastic blade is used and then molded over with elastomer. The aim was to create a strap with the reliability of a metal bracelet and the comfort of an elastomer strap. For the new Daytona watches here, they will also get an Oysterlock safety clasp with the Easylink mechanism that quickly increases the strap length by about 5mm – great for warm days when your wrists expand.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel Hands-On Hands-On

A lot of people make the “it’s still rubber” argument, and that is true, of course. But there is an obvious appeal to a lot of other people for a rubber strap, especially how Rolex does this one, and don’t mind spending $30,000 for that bit of fun. It could be comfort, sportier aesthetics, or just because they like that it stands out. You may not like it, but I think it’s fair to say that these aren’t just another rubber strap (“it’s Rolex rubber!”). Rolex insists on calling it a bracelet, though, which is definitely a reach.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel Hands-On Hands-On

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel Hands-On Hands-On

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel Hands-On Hands-On

One thing to note about the implementation of the Oysterflex strap is that unlike the Yacht-Master, the Rolex Daytona watches will come with special end links so that there isn’t an unsightly gap between the strap and the case. In addition, whatever misgivings you might have about the strap will be easily forgotten once you put these watches on your wrist. Elastomer is really cool and comfortable on the skin, and Rolex makes it even better by having fins under the strap that create a cushion between the strap and your wrist. This allows for your wrist to expand and contract a bit without making the watch feel too loose or tight. Also, the fins help vent the inner part of the strap on hot days.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel Hands-On Hands-On

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel Hands-On Hands-On

Introduced last year, in 2016, the Cerachrom bezel was significant because, as owners of Rolex Daytona watches with stainless steel bezels can attest, those bezels on older Daytona watches would often get pretty scratched up. The Cerachrom bezel, on the other hand, is ultra-hard and therefore super resistant to scratches. In addition, the engraved tachymeter scale is marked using a thin layer of gold or platinum, and Rolex says it will never fade. These two properties make the Cerachrom bezel very desirable to Rolex Daytona fans, especially those who wish for their watches to continue looking as pristine as they can. Furthermore, the Cerachrom bezels have a very glossy, almost liquid look to them that is very nice, especially under direct light.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel Hands-On Hands-On

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel Hands-On Hands-On

The rest of the case is sublimely finished. The polishing is spotless, and the screwed-down pushers and the crown are all immaculately crafted and feel good to operate. The crown uses Rolex’s Triplock waterproof system. Water-resistance is rated at 100 meters, which really should be the bare minimum these days for any watch that calls itself a sports watch.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel Hands-On Hands-On

As for dials, the yellow gold model will come with a champagne dial, while the white gold model will come with what Rolex Watches Waterproof Replica calls a “steel” dial, and finally, the Everose model has a very luscious pink dial. Each model will also have hands made out of the same gold material as their cases. All in all, very standard stuff for readers who are familiar with the Rolex Daytona. Personally, I like the dials of the white gold and Everose model best. The “steel” color, which is really more like a silvery-grey or slate, is very classy and harmonious to my eyes. As for the Everose model, the pink dial complements the Everose case so, so well.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel Hands-On Hands-On

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel Hands-On Hands-On

Inside these new Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watches lies the legendary Calibre 4130, Rolex’s own in-house chronograph movement. It has everything you expect from a chronograph movement at this price point, including a column wheel with vertical clutch, and a lengthy power reserve of 72 hours. It also has a Parachrom hairspring, made out of a special blend of alloys that allows it to be less affected by shocks and magnetic fields. Further, it meets Rolex’s new Superlative Chronometer certification, which means it’ll run between -2/+2 seconds a day and will enjoy a warranty of 5-years.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel Hands-On Hands-On

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel Hands-On Hands-On

So, yes, these new Rolex Watches $300 Replica Cosmograph Daytona watches are a little unusual and unexpected, but they are still exceptionally nice watches. Regardless of some people’s misgivings about the Oysterflex strap, I personally think they are actually attractive, unique, and sporty, and I can see them winning over watch lovers who could be considering a sporty chronograph from other high-end brands. The new Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in 18k yellow gold with Oysterflex strap is called the Ref. 116518LN and is priced at $27,500. The Rolex Daytona in 18k white gold with Oysterflex strap is called the Ref. 116519LN and this is priced at $28,800. Finally, the Rolex Daytona in 18k Everose gold with Oysterflex strap is the Ref. 116515LN and this is also priced at $28,800. rolex.com