2017 Rolex Daytona Green Dial 18ct Yellow 116508
Ref: 116508

2017 Rolex Daytona Green Dial 18ct Yellow 116508
2017 Rolex Daytona Green Dial 18ct Yellow 116508
2017 Rolex Daytona Green Dial 18ct Yellow 116508
2017 Rolex Daytona Green Dial 18ct Yellow 116508
2017 Rolex Daytona Green Dial 18ct Yellow 116508
2017 Rolex Daytona Green Dial 18ct Yellow 116508
2017 Rolex Daytona Green Dial 18ct Yellow 116508
2017 Rolex Daytona Green Dial 18ct Yellow 116508
2017 Rolex Daytona Green Dial 18ct Yellow 116508
2017 Rolex Daytona Green Dial 18ct Yellow 116508
2017 Rolex Daytona Green Dial 18ct Yellow 116508
2017 Rolex Daytona Green Dial 18ct Yellow 116508
2017 Rolex Daytona Green Dial 18ct Yellow 116508
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Specification

Reference : 116508
Movement : Automatic Rolex Cal. 4130
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : August 2017
Case Size : 40mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 46mm
Lugs :
 20mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Papers
Case Material :
 18ct Yellow Gold
Warranty :
 12-Months Warranty

Points of Mention

This watch is sold with an original Rolex box (Outer box stained) & Rolex paperwork, plus swing tags. The watch comes paired with its original 18ct Yellow Gold Rolex Oyster bracelet with all links included. The watch is from August 2017 and is in worn condition, a full case and bracelet refurb can be done at an additional cost. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.


The Watch

In 1905, German-born Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law Alfred Davis set up a company in London that imported Swiss movements which are installed in British cases and sold to jewellers who put their names on the dials. Recognising the potential for their brand, Wilsdorf created the brand name Rolex in 1908. In 1910, a Rolex became the first wristwatch to carry the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, awarded by the Official Watch Rating Centre in Bienne, Switzerland. Demand for Rolex watches rose swiftly, and British taxes on the Swiss movements Rolex used prompted Wilsdorf to move the business to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1919. With production costs lowered, Wilsdorf quickly set out to solve the age-old problem of moisture and dust entering a watch case and damaging the movement. The Rolex watchmakers came up with a fully sealed watch case, which Wilsdorf named the Oyster, and released to an appreciative audience in 1926. In 1931, Rolex introduced the first automatic winding wristwatch, giving it the legendary name Oyster Perpetual. In 1945, they released the Datejust. The Datejust was the first watch to have the date jump instantaneously at midnight. The 1950s saw a whole lot of releases such as the Air-King (1958), the Explorer (1953), the Submariner (1953), the GMT Master (1955), the Day-Date (1956), the electromagnetic field resistant Milgauss (1956), the Lady-Datejust (1957) and the first Deep Sea model (1960). Wilsdorf’s death in 1960, saw ownership of Rolex S.A. (a collection of sub-companies) passed to the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation which was founded by Wilsdorf in 1945, the mission of which is simply to sustain Rolex S.A. indefinitely.

Here we have an iconic 2017 Rolex Daytona 116508 with a 40mm 18ct Yellow Gold Oyster case. The case curves over your wrist with a lug to lug length of 46mm and a case thickness of 12mm giving the watch an impressive wrist presence. Released to much fanfare at the 2016 Baselworld once on the wrist you can appreciate its heft and sporting elegance at the same time. Down the right side, we have the screw-down pushers and in the center, a signed screw-down crown protected by crown guards. The sloping wide 18ct Yellow gold bezel has an engraved Tachymeter scale. The bevel-edged flat sapphire crystal sits above the striking sunburst green dial, the tones in the green shimmer in the light as you rotate your wrist. Around the outer flange, we have the engraved repeating Rolex rehaut introduced in 2007. Applied 18ct Yellow Gold bullet-shaped indexes are infilled with luminance marking the hours. At 3 o’clock a 30-minute register, at 6 o’clock a small seconds register and finally at 9 o’clock a 12-hour register. Each with 18ct Yellow gold numerals and borders. Slender 18ct Yellow Gold sword hands are infilled with luminance. The text is precisely executed at 12 o’clock under the applied Rolex crown in 18ct Yellow Gold. The perfectly balanced chronograph is expertly put together with all the refinement and craftsmanship you come to expect from Rolex. On the reverse, a coin-edged screw-down case back. Inside an Automatic Rolex Cal. 4130, 44 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. Released in 2000 it replaced the iconic Zenith El Primero. This in-house movement has a bi-directional rotor for excellent efficiency and accuracy. Ceramic ball bearings are the first to be used in an automatic anywhere. The watch comes fitted on its 20mm brushed and polished Rolex Oyster bracelet in 18ct Yellow Gold with its Rolex folding Oysterlock safety clasp. The watch also comes with its Rolex presentation box, papers, and swing tags.


Personal Note

When people say a watch is a "Heavy Hitter" this is what they are referring to! A watch like this doesn't go unnoticed or under the radar, it is a loud statement and it should be, such a beautiful tone and colour and on the wrist, it wears like a dream! This is a whole new level for KibbleWatches, one I am excited to be involved in, so get in contact if this is something you'd like to add to your collection!