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Review: Rolex Rainbow Daytona

by anwar laksir 03 Nov 2022 0 Comments

Rainbow Daytona on the Wrist

The handcrafted nature of this watch is only one of the many factors that make it a true rarity in the horological world. Its gems and their scarcity make this watch, according to our expert Tim Mosso, the “stuff legends are made of.” An exquisite choice for collectors, it measures 47.6mm lug to lug, and with the end links, it’s a bold 51.7mm on the wrist. Keep reading to learn more about this top-shelf luxury timepiece.

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An Overview of the Rainbow Daytona

The Rainbow Cosmograph Daytona made its debut in 2012 at Baselworld. Initially only available in white gold and yellow gold references, 2018 saw the release of the Rainbow Daytona in Everose with a crystal sub-dial and updated hour markers. This timepiece features 36 baguette-cut sapphires in a rainbow gradation. 56 diamonds adorn the mid-case, creating the illusion of a single and double band on the timepiece. Lastly, Rolex didn’t sacrifice functionality to create a watch that was the epitome of grandeur watches; the tool watch is waterproof up to 100 meters, or 330 feet.

While some found it over the top in its exuberance, one thing was certain: With such limited quantities and superior materials, it would become the proverbial unicorn for collectors of Rolex watches—with a price tag that reflects its nearly mythic status.

Rolex Rainbow Daytona Materials

This luxury watch includes numerous alloys and metals, such as

> Sapphire
> Diamonds
> Yellow gold
> White gold
> Everose

Like everything else Rolex uses to create their stunning timepieces, the colorful gems they use have to be exceptional. Gemstones have to be perfect without flaws or blemishes. Because of this high standard, acceptable diamonds and sapphires are scarce. This demand for perfection isn’t restricted to the Rainbow Daytona. Other watch models that feature a significant number of gemstones have the same standard—these high-end models, which often adorn the wrists of celebrities, are distinct for their over-the-top look and feel.

Features of the Rainbow Daytona

In addition to the colorful bezel, the Rainbow Daytona features an oyster bracelet and a chronograph function. Plus, the additional diamonds featured on the case only add to the opulence of this timepiece.

 

The Differences Between the Rainbow Cosmograph Daytona References

Reference Number: 116599RBOW
Case Size + Material: 40mm case in Rolex’s proprietary white gold
Movement: Caliber 4130, Automatic
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, and chronograph
Strap/Bracelet: White gold oyster bracelet with double locking clasp
Gemstones: Fixed, 36 Baguette-Cut Rainbow Gradated Sapphire Bezel, Brilliant Cut Diamond Hour Indices
Reference Number: 116598RBOW
Case Size + Material: 40mm case in yellow gold
Movement: Caliber 4130, Automatic
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, and chronograph
Strap/Bracelet: Yellow gold oyster bracelet with double locking clasp
Gemstones: Fixed, 36 Baguette-Cut Rainbow Gradated Sapphire Bezel, Brilliant Cut Diamond Hour Indices

Reference Number: 116595RBOW
Case Size + Material: 40mm case in Everose gold
Movement: Caliber 4130, Automatic
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, and chronograph
Strap/Bracelet: Yellow gold oyster bracelet with double locking clasp
Gemstones: Fixed, 36 Baguette-Cut Rainbow Gradated Sapphire Bezel, Baguette- and Square-cut Sapphires

Frequently Asked Questions About the Rolex Rainbow Daytona

Q: Who owns a Rainbow Daytona?
A: Celebrities like Post Malone, John Mayer, and Kevin Hart all own a Rainbow Daytona.

Q: How much is a Rainbow Daytona Rolex worth?
A: Rainbow Daytonas start at as low as $270,000, but often have a price tag at or exceeding $1,000,000. 

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