[Special Report from Watch House Basel] On April 25, 2013, the annual watch industry event Basel International Watch Fair kicked off. The watch house team went to Switzerland. In front of you, we will bring the exhibition report in the first time, and send the new watch pictures of major brands as soon as possible. Here are some of Basel’s new products, Rolex’s new real shots, friends who like Rolex can see it first.
In 1963, the first Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona watch was released. A full 50 years later, at the Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Fair 2013, Rolex is proud to present a prestigious version of this legendary watch: a cosmograph Daytona watch made entirely of rare metal extremes-950 platinum. The new model also features a maroon CERACHROM ring and an ice-blue surface.
Equipped with a speedometer CERACHROM ring is a major feature of the Cosmograph Daytona watch, making it an ideal speedometer, measuring an average speed of up to 400 kilometers per hour or miles. The numbers and scales on the outer ring are filled with a thin layer of platinum by PVD (PhysicalVapourDeposition) coating technology, which is easy to read.
The Cosmograph Daytona has an oyster case with a diameter of 40 mm and a water resistance of 100 meters (330 feet). It is a model of solidity, elegance and perfect proportions.
The mirror is made of scratch-resistant sapphire. The fully sealed Oyster case provides the best protection for the cosmograph Daytona’s highly accurate movement.
The distinctive middle case is cast from 950 platinum. The triangular-shaped bottom case is screwed tightly by Rolex watchmakers with special tools exclusive to the brand to completely seal the case.
The winding crown uses a patented triple-lock triple waterproof system. Like the chronograph button, it is firmly screwed to the case and protected by a crown guard that is integrated with the middle case.
The watch uses a model 4130 self-winding mechanical chronograph movement entirely developed by Rolex, which is equipped with a column wheel. Like all Rolex movements, the 4130 movement has also received the Swiss Official Accreditation for Timepieces. This certification is specifically awarded to precision watches that have successfully passed the tests of the Swiss Precision Timepiece Testing Centre (COSC). The exquisite design and high-quality production process of this movement make it unparalleled in accuracy and reliability. The heart of the watch, the balanced swinging component, uses Rolex’s patented blue PARACHROM hairspring, and is made of an alloy that Rolex has exclusively cast. This hairspring is not affected by magnetic fields, and can still perform stably under temperature changes. The shock resistance is 10 times higher than that of traditional hairsprings.
Daytona Cosmograph Daytona
Model (Case-Strap): 116506-78596
Oyster case (Medium-cast middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
40 mm diameter
Material 950 platinum, polished
Bottom cover Rolex screw-down bottom cover
Outer ring Maroon CERACHROM ceramic word ring, the number and scale are filled with platinum by magnetron sputtering technology
Winding crown, screw-in triple lock, triple waterproof system
Crown shoulders integrated with middle case
Mirror scratch-resistant sapphire
Water-resistant to 100 meters (330 feet)
Model Rolex 4130
Mechanical chronograph movement with column wheel and vertical cross link
Bi-directional winding rotor
Certification Official Accreditation Timepiece (COSC)
Functions Central hour and minute hands, small seconds dial at 6 o’clock
The central hand makes the timer accurate to 1/8 second
30-minute and 12-hour counters at 3 and 9 o’clock respectively
Second hand pause function for accurate function time adjustment
Balance Swing Unit Frequency: 28,800 times / hour (4 Hz)
Paramagnetic blue PARACHROM hairspring
Stable balance wheel
High precision adjustment with four gold fine adjustment screws
Gems 44 rubies
Power reserve about 72 hours
Color ice blue
Chronograph chronograph dial in maroon lacquer with 18 ct white gold trim
Hour markers 18 ct white gold, easy to read CHROMALIGHT
18 ct white gold CHROMALIGHT luminous hands
Style Three Row Solid Link Oyster Strap
Material 950 Platinum, polished surface of intermediate links, matte surface of both links, polished edges
Buckle Folding Oyster Safety Buckle
Easy-to-adjust chain links, the strap can easily be extended by 5 mm
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