Rolex Daytona Yellow Gold Champagne/Black Index Dial Ceramic Bezel Oysterflex Rubber Bracelet 116518LN - BRAND NEW

Rolex Daytona Yellow Gold Champagne/Black Index Dial Ceramic Bezel Oysterflex Rubber Bracelet 116518LN - BRAND NEW

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Brand New
Box & Papers
Production Year
Serial Number
Dec 2021 Warranty Date
Model Number
Cosmograph Daytona
Model Year
2016-2023 1st Ceramic


Screw Down
Case Back
Yellow Gold
Case Size
40 mm
Case Shape


Dial Type
Dial Color
Dial Markers


Band Material
Folding Oysterlock Safety


Watch Style
Sports Watch
Country of Manufacture
United States
Chronograph, Tachymetre


Hey guys, this is Kevin from, and today we'll be doing a review on the Rolex Daytona, reference number 116518. We'll be talking about the price, dial, bezel, case, crown, strap, the bracelet, and we'll talk about the movement towards the end of the video. Okay, so newly released at the Baselworld 2017 show. You can get this watch from an authorized Rolex retailer for the retail price of $27,500 plus tax, and of course here at, we always strive to have the lowest prices anywhere online, so check our website for the most up-to-date pricing. And of course, prices are subject to change. All right, so let's go ahead and jump right into the dial. So with the Daytona, always with a similar dial architecture. We have the index hour markers all along, a Rolex crown logo for the 12:00 position, where we have a slightly smaller hour marker at the 6:00 position to fit in these sub-dials, as you can see for the three and the 9:00 position, as well, a little bit smaller index hour markers. Instead of having the hour markers fashioned in 18-karat yellow gold, they've actually decided to go with a nice contrasting black accent around the hour markers, and the black accents help with more visibility on the dial acting as a landmark so you can tell the time much more easily, and that in combination with the hour and seconds hand, you can see that sort of black sliver indentation throughout the hand, the both hands, and that also helps with the visibility of the watch, as well, at a glance. The dial combination we have here is a champagne dial with black sub-dials, the black sub-dials being, of course, as this is a chronograph watch, is tracking of three different sets of time. So 30, a 60-second timer at the 6:00 position, 30 minutes on the 3:00 position, and 12 hours at the 9:00 position. If you're not particularly fond of this dial combination of the champagne dial and black sub-dials, you can also get this watch in the champagne color with matching champagne sub-dials, so the color of the dial on the sub-dials, as well, or you can get it with a black dial, black sub-dials, white dial with champagne sub-dials, and there's actually a special sub-dial that they have which are rather a special combination they have where it's a champagne sub-dials with a black dial and red bordering around the edge of the watch with the Daytona name similar to how it is at the 6:00 position in red, okay? Besides that, if you're feeling a little more luxurious, you can also get diamond hour markers in place of these index hour markers, and that can be bought in a champagne dial with champagne sub-dials with diamond hour markers or black dial with black sub-dials with diamond hour markers. And typically that adds around 1500 to the retail pricing of the watch. And if you're feeling even more luxurious than that, you can also get it in diamond hour markers with a mother of pearl dial and mother of pearl sub-dials, as well, and that's in a white mother of pearl. Unfortunately, dark mother of pearl is not available. Okay, besides that, I forgot to mention, we do have the central seconds hand in the center here, and that's used for the chronograph function to track with the pusher at the 2:00 position, and I'll show you that a little bit later in the video. Okay, so let's go ahead and move on to the bezel now. So the bezel, beautiful black ceramic bezel. It's a black monoblock ceramic bezel that is engraved with a tachymeter scale. As you can see, the units per hour, from 60 to the 400. Very beautiful. Nicely high polished for shine, but still very durable because it is that ceramic, and because that it's, because the Daytona is made with that ceramic bezel, the black that's on the bezel, as opposed to the older models where it was made out of sort of a aluminum-style bezel metal insert, that black will fade over time. This black will keep its black throughout its lifetime. So this black that you see now, it's gonna stay this way for the rest of the watch's lifetime. Absolutely beautiful. All right, let's go ahead and move on to the case now. The case is made out of 18-karat yellow gold throughout. Same can be said about the chrono pushers and the crown, as well, as you can see. Nice 18-karat yellow gold crown protectors, nicely high polished and matching with the lugs. As you can see, the top of the lugs down to the crown pushers, and the crown guards, and down to the bottom of the lugs, nicely high polished to bring a nice shine to the face of the watch. The side of the watch, thickness, not too thick. Will fit under suit coats, dress coats very nicely. Nice matching high polish again, once more. And I'll show you that crown side. Nicely high polished. Crown logo on the crown. Okay, the size of the, the case size of this watch is a 40-millimeter case size, which is the typical standard Rolex sizing for a sports watch, except for the Sea-Dweller. The Sea-Dweller was recently upped from a 40 to a 43. But Submariners in general, Submariners, Deepseas are 40 millimeters, as well. Okay, so let's go ahead into the crown functions now. So the crown, it's nice, made out of nice 18-karat yellow gold. So a screw-down, triple-lock, triple-waterproofness system that unscrews counter-clockwise as shown. In the standard position, you can wind the watch. 15 to 20 winds is all you need from a dead stop to get this watch running once more. A simple tug on the crown will allow you to adjust the hands, as you can see, bidirectionally. And of course while the crown is fully pulled out to its final position, that actually stops the seconds hand and the seconds sub-dial at the 6:00 position to allow you to set the time down to the exact second, such as to an atomic clock online. Pressing the crown back in, you'll see once more that the seconds hand will start moving again. And always make sure, screw the crown nice and tight in against the case, as you wanna keep this watch water resistance for 100 meters or 330 feet. Okay, now for the chrono pushers. As with any chronograph watch, it's just simply a start, a stopwatch feature. As you can see, unscrewing the chronograph pushers will allow you to 'em. You can see that central seconds hand now, moving now. You cannot reset it as it's moving. You will have to stop it with the second 2:00 position, reset it with the 4:00 position back to the beginning, and that's, as I said, is just a simple stopwatch feature. You can track, specifically for a Daytona, you can track a lap of a car, right when a car starts, finishes this lap, bam. You know the exact time that has elapsed. Of course, that's used in conjunction with the sub-dials at the 3:00 position and the 9:00 position. Okay, so let me go ahead and reset that. Same thing with the, same this as the central crown. Always make sure the pushers are screwed down nice and tight in against the case, as you wanna keep your watch nice protected and water resistant, okay? One of the main updates for the Daytona is that it's now on Rolex's Oysterflex strap. As you can see, beautiful, it's a beautiful rubber strap. It's actually a very special styled strap. So basically for the Oysterflex bracelet, the core of the strap itself is a, made out of this super elastic metal that has a combination of titanium and nickel alloy, and it's a blade that's fitted into the lugs, and then the blade itself is overmolded with a high-performance and extremely durable black elastomer, and that makes it highly resistant against environmental dangers. So extremely durable, very high-performance, and very comfortable, and it fits comfortably. One thing I wanna mention is that you can actually see that in the inside of the strap, there's this little raised portion towards the lugs of the strap, see? That little raised portion helps with two things. One is that it helps actually center the, center and stabilizes the watch on your wrist so it doesn't jut around and stays nice and centered on your wrist, while also providing a little bit of air flow to your wrist, as well, so your wrist doesn't feel as sweaty if you're having a watch there for, like, a hot summer day, okay? But still, it still has the sports-style clasp, which is the safety folding oyster lock, as you see from the Rolex crown here, pops open, that's the safety, and this is the folding oyster. Nice high-polished clasp blades hidden behind here with the Rolex name embossed on there. Once again, I'll show you that closed up. Nice two, nice differentiating of the polish. You can see the nice high polish down the center with a sand finish on that 18-karat yellow gold. That's how it looks from the back, okay? One thing to mention for the Oysterflex bracelet, it only comes in set sizes, specifically, there are six sizes to this bracelet in total. So the set sizes, you can buy the strap, and it is four centimeters, four and a half, five and a half, six and a half, seven and three-quarters, or nine centimeters. Of course, you can also adjust the bracelet itself by behind the clasp, and I'll show you here, behind the clasp is the easy extension link by Rolex where you can adjust the bracelet itself five millimeters forward or five millimeters backward. As you can see, it's at the outermost position. This is, the strap that I currently have now is a six and a half, so this is technically a seven currently in its position. Of course, setting it back to the middle will be six and a half, and of course six at the very back position. Okay, so while not, you're not able to adjust it as a standard Rolex metal bracelet, you can still adjust it to your liking. However, you do have to purchase the correct size bracelet for your Datyona. All right, let's go ahead and move on to the movement now. So movement is housed in this beautiful oyster case backing. The movement is a 4130 in-house made movement by Rolex. It's a perpetual mechanical chronograph self-winding movement with its precision within Swiss specs of minus two, plus two seconds a day, and what helps that precision is the paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring, which is the oscillator that has resistance against magnetism. The power reserve of the watch is approximately 72 hours, so you can put this watch down on a Friday evening, pick it back up on a Monday afternoon, and it'd be keeping time just fine. The movement itself has the functions of the center hour, minute, and seconds hand with the small seconds hand at the 6:00 position which is the sub-dial, and the two additional sub-dials, the 12-hour at the 9:00 and the 30-minute at the 3:00, along with that stopwatch feature and the stopping the seconds hand for precise time-setting, as I've shown you with the crown functions. All right, so let me actually go ahead and show you this watch on my wrist. So once again locate that folding, safety folding oyster clasp. Open that latch up, like so. Okay, so once again, I do have the average man-sized wrist, which is a seven-inch wrist. As you can see, it fits pretty snugly on me. Like I said, this was a six and a half inch wrist bracelet with the Easylink extended five millimeters forward, so this is exactly seven. All right, so there's the watch on my wrist. Okay, so absolutely gorgeous high polish on these sides of the case, front of the case bring a nice shine. The contrasting black to that champagne looks absolutely gorgeous. So if you liked this video or any other, or if you liked this video or any other video, please like, comment, and subscribe below. If you're interested in this watch, check out our website at We have the lowest prices guaranteed. We offer a one-year warranty. But anyways, thanks for watching. Hope to see you guys soon.

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