One of the world’s most beloved chronographs just got even better. Rolex just debuted the latest edition of its Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona at Baselworld 2016, and the Swiss masters have upped the ante on the 53 year old icon by outfitting it with their patented monobloc Cerachrom bezel.
The shiny, sophisticated black ceramic bezel is a feat of modern technology — it’s corrosion resistant, virtually scratchproof and the colour is unaffected by UV rays — but it’s also a throwback to the 1965 version of the watch, which featured a black plexiglass bezel insert. Aside from that handsome addition, the watch remains very much the Daytona you know and love: same 40 mm case, same superb self-winding mechanical chronograph movement.
No word yet on availability, but the new Daytona will be covered by Rolex’s new Superlative Chronometer certification, which guarantees its accuracy is within −2/+2 seconds per day, more than twice that required of an official chronometer.