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The Daytona 116505 History

April 11, 2014

BY Paul Altieri


There are few watches made that can match the Daytona 116505 for sheer good looks.  The entire watch just breathes good taste.  This lovely Rolex Cosmograph with black dial is one of the most stunning watches ever made by the famous watchmaker and is probably the most elegant in the Daytona collection.  Known as “Everose” due to its lovely rosy sheen, the case and bracelet in rose gold of this incredible timepiece.

Born on the tracks the Daytona 116505 is the ideal watch used for timekeeping.

A Rolex Daytona ref. 116505 is a rose gold watch.


daytona 116505 pricing

Retail Pricing History for the Daytona 116505

Retailing at $37,450, the Everose case measures a standard 40 mm.  Over the last decade this model watch has seen some serious appreciation as far as retail value is concerned. You can view the pricing in the table below.

Year 2008 2008 2010 2011 2012
Retail Value $30,700 $30,700 $32,050 $34,700 $37,450


The reference 116505 case is created from a block of 18K Everose gold.  The triple waterproof crown and patented case closure hermetically seals the works from water up to a depth of 100 meters or 330 feet, making this one of the hardest-working watches in the Rolex collection.  Only the Submariner has better depth rating, and, like all Daytonas, the 116505 also functions as a sophisticated stopwatch.

Bracelet & Clasp

The genuine Rolex Oyster bracelet with Oysterlock clasp in 18K rose gold is a stunning addition to the beautiful case and face of this watch.  This bracelet was introduced in the 1930s and is fairly universal as the Rolex standard.  Known for durability, comfort and beauty, the bracelet is protected by a dual security system in the clasp that keeps the watch fastened securely to the wrist.

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A rose gold Rolex 1165050 clasp only for those who need a timepiece like this on the tracks.


The interior of the watch is no less impressive.  Powered by a caliber 4130 jewel movement, the watch is perpetually self-winding. The Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute or COSC certifies the movement.  Not only is the watch self-winding but the inner workings are made from the very best of Rolex technology to function for years without problems.  Because of the intricacy of the jewel movement, Rolex can create a watch that measures up to three separate time sequences, all in a very small and convenient size.

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Full Everose gold Rolex Daytona ref. 116505 with black dial


This watch also features a black dial with index markers and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.  The bezel is 18K Everose gold with a fixed engraved tachymeter scale.  The watch can accurately measure speeds up to 400 miles per hour, which, along with the Chronograph sub-dials, has lead to its reputation as a racing watch.  The chronograph functions allow wearers to measure up to 1/8 second while also measuring hours and minutes.

Rolex presents the Daytona Collection in yellow gold, steel and yellow gold, white gold, Everose gold and steel.  The 116505 is truly the pinnacle of Daytona technology and beauty.



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