Any Rolex Daytona can be considered a cult item or collector’s piece, and none more so than the new Rolex Rainbow Daytona, previously available in yellow or white gold. This year, at Baselworld, Rolex has brought back this iconic timepiece in a stunning Everose gold avatar.
Rolex Rainbow Daytona 18 ct Everose gold
Embracing the appeal and warmth of rose gold with its 40mm Oyster case and bracelet, the Rainbow Daytona demonstrates Rolex’s superiority in the art of gem-setting. Every stone that is placed on a Rolex timepiece is hand-picked and inspected to the highest international standards of quality by the maison’s in-house gemologists. The diamonds and coloured stones are then individually placed to best accentuate their brilliance by the in-house gem-setters.
The Rolex Rainbow Daytona paints a striking picture with its bezel set with 36 brilliant-cut graded multi-coloured sapphires in the colours of the rainbow. The case itself is set with 56 brilliant cut diamonds, and the hour markers on the dial for 1 o’clock to 11 o’clock are sapphires which match the colour of the sapphires on the bezel at that specific point. A gold Rolex crown logo is set at 12 o’clock.
Masterpiece of Mechanics
The black lacquer dial of the Rainbow Daytona is in breathtaking contrast to the three chronograph counters which are crafted from pink gold crystals. The counters possess a shimmer effect which is caused by the crystallization of a pink gold alloy through a process that has been specifically developed by the masterminds at Rolex.
Powered by an in-house automatic caliber 4130 movement, the Rolex Rainbow Daytona has a power reserve of approximately 72 hours and like all Rolex timepieces, the watch is certified as a Superlative Chronometer. This prestigious title symbolizes the fact that the Rainbow Daytona has been subjected to extremely stringent tests of precision and reliability, both by an independent authority and by Rolex itself.
The Rolex Rainbow Daytona has an 18K Everose gold Oyster bracelet which is fitted with Rolex’s patented Easylink system. This allows the wearer to increase the length of the bracelet by about 5mm in the comfort of their home.
A bold, statement watch if ever there was one, the Rolex Rainbow Daytona is a beautiful piece of horological art. A fitting addition to collections across the world, this very limited-edition HOT timepiece will be flying off the shelves almost as soon as it becomes available!
HOT Verdict: While this watch may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it’s definitely our pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!