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So they DID unleash the panda. :inlove:

 

Never have been a big fan of the Daytona. But I think I'm coming around.

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The updated Daytona-C means it will still be a while before I ever see a SS Daytona in the flesh at a store.  The closest I have come is two-tone which is not my thing but everrose is quite nice.

 

Tudor BB 36mm is only $2,900 on bracelet.  That seems like a steal.

post #768 of 3944

I may or may not already be in line for the new Daytona.


Just sayin.

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Meanwhile.....

I certainly won't be the only one to think if Rolex had gone with a consistent numerical approach to the dial on this one ( 15 / 30 / 45 ), they could have had (yet another) well-received hit.

Still has a certain bit of sauciness, methinks. Love the touch of green, and the gold Crown.

But the 3 / 6 / 9 should be reserved for the Explorer, right?

The alternating number sizes and 5,10, 3  seems a bit weird.  In photos I don't mind the green hand and yellow crown.  Although, the bright colors might make it less appealing to wear with a suit for business meetings.    As for reserving 3,6, and 9 for Explorers...they have used them on Air King dials in the past, and I believe some OP dials too. 

 

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London boutique is getting the 116500 Daytonas in to view for one day only on May 11 and they will be prototypes not production pieces. Can't see many shipping before the Summer. Manager said the store went "berserk" today.

I wonder if the prototypes will have movements in them?  Granted, the movement hasn't changed, but at a few watch events I've attended, when they had prototypes to view the size and look of it in person, they were not equipped with movements.  

 

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I'm still not sold on the 3/6/9 lume - thought that it had just the right amount of daytime bling. 

On the new Daytona - I was hoping Rolex would do something cool like a grey or silver ceramic bezel to maintain the current look. I've always liked the white dial more and do think the new white dial with black registers and bezel looks great, but it's certainly more in your face than the last daytona. I'm a little surprised they didn't go white subdials on the black daytona. I haven't had much interest in the black dial version because black dials are ubiquitous in sport rolexes (and I have a speedy) but now even less so. People often said they black and white dial versions sell in equal numbers but I have a hard time believing that would be the case going forward. They should have done something else with it to make it special.

As for the Explorer, I suppose in addition to added legibility, it harks back to the days of ref 1016 (and earlier), when the 3,6, and 9 of Explorer's had lum.

 

Regarding Daytonas, in the 1990s it was rumored more white dials were made than black.  Not sure if that is accurate, but also in some markets black was considered more desirable (for example in the 1990s, people in Japan would pay more to get  a black dial than white).  In other markets people seemed to favor white.  In the end it all balances out.  If going forward Rolex were to see higher demand for more white dials, I suppose they could shift production that way...but give that 20 plus years and the less desired model that didn't sell so well, could be the hot vintage item of the future (which seems to be a theme with Rolex). 

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I'm a bit put off by the new 43mm size though.

Only for the bronze, not for the steel.

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Thread Starter 

(I was teasing about the new Daytona)

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As for the Explorer, I suppose in addition to added legibility, it harks back to the days of ref 1016 (and earlier), when the 3,6, and 9 of Explorer's had lum.

 

Always appreciate the amount of context you contribute, Dino. It's invaluable! Thanks.

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Patek 5396G slate grey Breguet.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BDBGIPcqyqh/

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I may or may not already be in line for the new Daytona.


Just sayin.

Ditto. Following in da man's footsteps.
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Get in line, get in line, get in line!

 

Predictions on whether Rolex dribbles these out as per steel Daytona tradition, or actually tries to satisfy demand? If there was ever a stone cold cert worth ramping up for ...

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Always appreciate the amount of context you contribute, Dino. It's invaluable! Thanks.

Thanks for the kind words.  I'm glad it was of interest. :cheers:

 

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Predictions on whether Rolex dribbles these out as per steel Daytona tradition, or actually tries to satisfy demand? If there was ever a stone cold cert worth ramping up for ...

Meeting demand is a relative thing with Rolex.  If you are referring to the kind of low supplies of the 1990s, I doubt it.  Back then they were partially limited by how many El Primero ebauches they could get and modify, and then on top of that the profit margin was better for them on the tutones and all gold...so that led to significantly fewer steel Daytonas being made than were necessary to meet the demand.  Some places had 3-5 year waiting lists.  It was insane! 

 

Many believe demand did increase with them bringing production of the movements totally in house with the 116520. I tend to believe that also.  I think 10 years ago the longest waiting list I heard of was down to about a year (at least in the US), and even then a few extra SS Daytonas a year made some of those lists move even faster.  Traditionally, with the release of new Rolex models it takes a year or two for supply to catch up with demand.  I think even after a year or two they won't be as easy to obtain as say an Explorer II, Sub, or GMT.  However, I doubt we will go back to the ridiculously low supply in the 1990s, as it didn't benefit Rolex in terms of sales, it annoyed customers, and it led to some ADs selling their Daytonas out the back door to gray dealers who were selling them for double the retail, which again didn't benefit Rolex.  Anyway, just my 2 cents. 

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

I may or may not already be in line for the new Daytona.


Just sayin.

Undoubtedly you'll get one first.

Bastard. biggrin.gif

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Patek 5396G slate grey Breguet.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BDBGIPcqyqh/

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Preeeettttttyyyy hot. Even with the day-counter placement.

Gorgeous dial color, IMO.
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Yeah I don't love that counter placement. But the dial color and numerals satisfied.gif
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Patek does breguet numerals better than most. Beautiful.
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Now THIS, I really like.

 

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