Rolex Daytona Watches For 2011

Rolex Daytona Watches For 2011

Rolex Daytona Watches For 2011   watch releases

In addition to the new Rolex Explorer 2 watch model for 2011, Rolex offers a new range of Daytona watches for men this year at the Baselworld show. 2011 is apparently the 50th anniversary of the Daytona, so we get two types of new models. Rolex is further rumored to released an overhauled Daytona for 2012. Until then we have the more standard looking model that now comes with Rolex's very nice ceramic bezel that they call their "Cerachrom" bezel. The black bezel is a retro-nod to some older Daytona models and is in black ceramic with pink gold numerals applied with an amusing technique call "magnetron cathode sputtering." Yes, more of that please.

The case is 40mm wide and in 18k Rolex Everose pink gold (that is said not to fade). This reference 116515LN will come on a black alligator strap for now. As is Rolex's custom, I anticipate more models of this style coming out in the next few years, including models with a bracelet, Rolesor (two tone), and steel models. As you can see, the watch comes with both white and chocolate dials. There also seems to be the option of Arabic numeral hour markers or baton style hour markers. Hands on the dial are in matching pink gold.

Rolex Daytona Watches For 2011   watch releases

Rolex Daytona Watches For 2011   watch releases

Rolex Daytona Watches For 2011   watch releases

Inside the watch, is the same outgoing Rolex made reference 4130 automatic chronograph movement. I believe that if Rolex makes an updated, larger Daytona watch they will fit it with a new movement. Could we see a Rolex Daytona 2 in the coming years? Trends seems to point to a "maybe" on that.

The black ceramic bezel is in line with what the GMT Master and Submariner watches now have. Rolex seems to be enjoying the pristine-looking scratch-free material enough to use it in more watches.

Rolex Daytona Watches For 2011   watch releases

Rolex Daytona Watches For 2011   watch releases

Rolex Daytona Watches For 2011   watch releases

Rolex Daytona Watches For 2011   watch releases

Rolex Daytona Watches For 2011   watch releases

Rolex Daytona Watches For 2011   watch releases

Aside from the new ceramic bezeled Daytona there are a few other new styles for 2011 that I think are really handsome. These are Paul Newman Daytona homages that Rolex is giving itself. Again, expect more of these in the upcoming years. My favorite model is in all 18k Everose gold, with a polished bezel and gold dial with black chronograph subsdials and red chronograph seconds hand. How nice is that? And at 40mm in width it isn't huge, but it isn't very small like the real vintage models. This model also comes in a two-tone variant in a similar style but with Arabic hour numerals and a slightly different palette on the dial.

Rolex is hinting here that the Daytona line will see some changes in the coming years. I don't think they will discontinue the 40mm wide model, but I expect a new, larger Daytona with a new movement to come from the house of Rolex soon.



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17 comments
Brad
Brad

The chocolate Rolex Daytona 116515LN is my all time favorite. I got one the other day and it is amazing. I am waiting for the cream Daytona to come in. Great article.

Sparky
Sparky

No thanks... I'll stick with my Stainless Daytona w/ Black Dial and Black Alligator Strap.

Larry D.
Larry D.

Yawn....same ol', same ol'........

Don't they ever do anything new????? Sorry....a "New" watch that looks like the same ol' Daytona they made back in the 1970's.....oh...except it's not a whoopin' 40mm's. Yawn.....

Next in line please....and impress me...please!!!!!

BIG CHRONO
BIG CHRONO

Dear LBJ,

Based on the concensus, I'm vindicated, sweetie. These over blown, overpriced behemoths are strictly for posers & snobby snotballs. They are marketed for the affluent, not the average drones @street level. If they're worn in public it's only by uppercrust punx @ cotillions, highbrow affairs, etc. I imagine the Watch Snob on
askmen.com would corroborate my statements, & these fax.

john steppling
john steppling

I really like them, actually. Funny the anger Rolex brings out in people. I mean the price of these is hardly extreme if you compare it to the new Patek Phillipe (great watch by the way) or any lux brand. Some of these combinations are a bit much, but I love the rose gold...with the white stick markers (is that rose gold?). I dont care for and never have , the arabic numerals on the Daytona. But overall, these are quite cool looking watches. Are they pimp-aesthetic? yes, but so are (and far worse) the recent AP royal oaks. Which I find really really really ugly. So, yeah, I want one.

Dean Grant Baker
Dean Grant Baker

Tudor getting it right? c'mon; all they did was copy ancient styles; their recent releases; are just rip-offs of the past; Homages; at best; at worst; one step above what the Chinese counterfeiters do. The watches are virtually identical to watches from 35 years ago; yet cost ten times what they did; from just 10 years ago.
Tudor is NO longer value for money; and Rolex has now put themselves into a price bracket that they simply can NOT compete in. The same can be said for tudor; 10+K for an 'Advisor' with a re-worked ETA? In steel?

Pete
Pete

the more Rolex get it wrong the more Tudor get it right!

Brandon
Brandon

Banality horlogified.

IS3515
IS3515

I don't like any of them. They took a classic watch and made it look ugly. I guess that is what sells.

Dean Grant Baker
Dean Grant Baker

I am in love with the pink MOP with applied diamond indices; what is the material used on the registers? Meteorite? Gold nugget?

Dangeruss
Dangeruss

These don't do a thing for me. I find the Daytona to be one of the more attractive Rolex designs, but not in these finish combinations. Ick.

steve
steve

Vulgar bling. Compare with the Cartier watches in the previous post (or even the Rolex Explorer before that).

witch watch
witch watch

Kris once again your bang on, that chocolate dial is horrible, but i'd be willing to wager that it will be big in Arab states. Also does anyone go for the numeral versions?? Newman's though will be welcomed by most people and will be huge seller if and when they do an all steel variant.

pat i.
pat i.

These are the watches one wears when h slipping a twenty into shirt pocket of Borgata Matire'd and patting his cheek.

BIG CHRONO
BIG CHRONO

Strictly for the obscenely wealthy who lavishly/shamelessly self absorb. The planet only
caters to wealthy cretins now (roughly top 2%). The rest of us don't exist, & are not missed.

kris. c
kris. c

Not a single one in white gold? C'mon.

That model with the black bezel and chocolate dial in rose gold is an absolute disaster. What are you wearing where that watch fits into the schematic?

LBJ
LBJ

To BIG CHRONO,

You are tilting at windmills, darling.

The wealthy create enough and spend enough for people to have jobs they pay the welfare checks to those who are too proud to work. Have you ever gotten a loan from a bank? Guess where the money came from. Do you finance your car? Guess who paid the dealer and let you drive away. The only reason they did it was so that they may have a little more. The computer that you are using would never have been built if someone didn't stand to make a ton of money on it.

I have a watch that is more valuable than this and I'm not anywhere near the top 2%. It was paid for because I help the people who sing your favorite songs, read your fingerprints to make your identity safe, cure your illnesses, landscape your yard, and make you laugh when you watch your TV.

I apologize if this is too long or somehow "offensive," but this was far too disrespectful and ungrateful for me to pass over.