For customers who never saw a compelling Rolex alternative to products offered from brands like Audemars Piguet and Hublot, there is this configuration of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. It’s kind of hard to make a statement with a Rolex Daytona that isn’t modified, and that’s a testament to the longevity and desirability of the watch, but these Oysterflex models could present a viable option for these buyers. We first covered this release here, but now have hands-on pictures to give you a better feel for them in person and on the wrist.
I’ll talk about the Oysterflex strap later, but first, let’s go over the basics of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, which will be familiar for anyone who knows the Rolex Daytona. These new Daytona watches will come in a 40mm-wide case and will be offered in 18k white gold and 18k yellow gold, and they replica rolex cosmograph daytona will now come with Cerachrom bezels. There’s also a third version in Everose. Technically, the Everose Rolex Cosmograph Daytona already had a Cerachrom bezel when it was launched, but it joins the other two here because it will now be offered with an Oysterflex strap.
The first watch to have the Oysterflex was the Everose Yacht-Master from 2015. The Oysterflex strap is quite special in that it is not just a rubber or elastomer strap. No, Rolex doesn’t do things the simple way. Instead, a super elastic blade is used and then molded over with elastomer. The aim was to create a strap with the reliability of a metal bracelet and the comfort of an elastomer strap. For the new Daytona watches here, they will also get an Oysterlock safety clasp with the Easylink fake rolex watches mechanism that quickly increases the strap length by about 5mm – great for warm days when your wrists expand.
A lot of people make the “it’s still rubber” argument, and that is true, of course. But there is an obvious appeal to a lot of other people for a rubber strap, especially how Rolex does this one, and don’t mind spending $30,000 for that bit of fun. It could be comfort, sportier aesthetics, or just because they like that it stands out. You may not like it, but I think it’s fair to say that these aren’t just another rubber strap (“it’s Rolex rubber!”). Rolex insists on calling it a bracelet, though, which is definitely a reach.