We called it! In 2012 Rolex released a Rose Gold Daytona that carried a chocolate dial and black ceramic bezel. In 2013 Rolex released an Ice Blue Platinum Daytona that came with an awesome chocolate ceramic bezel. After that, we knew.. ..it was only a matter of time.. ..this Rolex Daytona was released.
Meet the New Rolex Daytona
2016 at Baselworld (going on March 17-24th 2016) the Rolex Daytona resurrected a classic right on cue. A lot of people refer to the term “Panda”, but most of you Rolex lovers out there prefer “Paul Newman.” Not just any “Paul Newman”, but THE “Paul Newman” The white face, black ceramic bezel, and matching sub dials are a tribute to the most classic looking “Paul Newman” Rolex Daytona of all time.
The 2016 release of this new color scheme has impressed the Watch World already. News has spread like wild fire from all the excitement in just a matter of days. Everyone is talking about it which is the first sign of something special.
In the early 2000’s this dials color scheme wasn’t very popular. The Daytona at that time used arabic numbers coupled with only stainless steel or gold bezels. Never a ceramic bezel or an RGB color option the Rolex Daytona Model 116509 was an acquired taste. However; going back to index hour markers and adding the black ceramic bezel has launched the Rolex Daytona back into the lime light.
No official release date is set for now. However; we now that there are a number of people not so patiently waiting..
Until then Enjoy the official teaser from Baselworld!