The Rolex Daytona 116500LN: A Collector’s Guide

Rolex Daytona

The Rolex Daytona has been around for about 60 years. Since its introduction, it has undergone many improvements and iterations, such as the Ref. 116500LN. Many collectors and enthusiasts esteem this model for its classic look. It is also an example of all luxury watches with new technological advances.
Even before the launch of the replica Rolex Cosmonaut Daytona 116500LN in 2016, many people were already anticipating the advances it might have, and waiting lists around the world grew rapidly. To this day, many watch enthusiasts regard this timepiece as one of Rolex’s best offers yet.
When the Rolex Daytona 116500LN was finally launched at Baselworld 2016, the hype surrounding it never died down. This was for a number of reasons. For example, the classic stainless steel case and the addition of Cerachrom, Rolex’s proprietary high-tech material.
Let’s take a closer look at what Rolex’s ultimate watch has to offer. Learn more about why it remains the premier choice for luxury sports watches.
The History of the Rolex Daytona
Technically speaking, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona dates back even before the 1960s. Let’s take a quick look at the history of this iconic watch.
The Rolex Daytona watch began in 1955when the Ref. 6234 was introduced. It was the brand’s first chronograph and at the time, it wasn’t very popular. Not many people found a use for a chronograph and everyone still preferred the traditional 3-hand watch. Since then, Rolex replica has continued to produce chronographs for a very niche market.
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
At 36.5 mm, the Cosmograph Daytona is the largest in the brand’s catalog. It is made entirely for motorsports, that is why it has a tachymeter bezel. This is also the first time that the word “Cosmograph” appears on the dial, under the brand name and logo at 12 o’clock. There were other models with the word “Daytona” above the dial at 6 o’clock.
Since then, the Cosmograph Daytona has continued to improve over the years, and in 2000, Rolex introduced the third generation of Daytona watches, which featured an incredibly significant improvement. Rolex began using its own in-house chronograph movement in the third generation of Rolex Daytona replica watches.
This watch, the Ref. 116500LN, is also from this generation. The easiest way to identify which generation of the watch is by its reference number. The third generation of Rolex Daytona watches has a six-digit reference number. Depending on the bezel of the watch, the numbers should be followed by letters.
The first Daytona ever to have a Cerachrom bezel was an 18k Everose gold version. It also became the first fake Rolex watch to have a single-piece Cerachrom bezel instead of an insert. It was the first single-piece ceramic to have the crystal in place.
With the introduction of the Ref. 116500LN, Rolex finally added the Cerachrom bezel feature to the stainless steel model. With that said, let’s take a closer look at the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 116500LN.