'John Mayer' Daytona, Ref. 116508 Yellow gold chronograph wristwatch Circa 2018
'John Mayer' Daytona, Ref. 116508
Yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with bracelet
Calibre: cal. 4'130 automatic winding, 44 jewels
Movement number: Z7'780'169
Case: yellow gold, screw-down back
Case number: V5'1H0'733
Closure: yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Dimensions: 40 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 195 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
MVT: is running at the time of cataloging. The chronograph is functioning.
CASE: is in good condition. It presents some scratches. The bracelet is in good condition. It presents few scratches. (bracelet ref. 78598, end link 7GJ, clasp 3MQ)
DIAL: is in great condition.
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The Daytona has been one of Rolex’s most consistently popular models since its introduction in 1963. Since then, the model has evolved, with the current iteration of the model available in steel, pink, white, and yellow gold, as well as bi- metal and platinum, and with metal or Cerachrom bezels and any number of dial, strap and bracelet combinations. Launched in 2016 at Baselworld, the 18K yellow gold ref. 116508 retains many of the features that make the Daytona so iconic, including the fixed Tachymetric scale bezel, screw-down chronograph pushers and the sub dials at 3, 6 & 9. However, it was the first Daytona to be supplied with a green dial with contrasting applied yellow gold hour markers. Whilst initially overshadowed by its black and white-dialed steel brothers with their Cerachrom bezels, the green 116508 has become one of the most in-demand and desirable offerings from Rolex, particularly after its appearance on the wrist of well-known collector and musician John Mayer.