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MAR-APR 2017

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Created by Rolex in 1963, a defining characteristic of the iconic Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is a bezel engraved with a tachymetric scale for measuring average speeds of up to 400 miles per hour. A new Cerachrom bezel in high-tech ceramic is corrosion resistant, virtually scratch-proof and the color is unaffected by UV rays. e case is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100m. e calibre 4130 self- winding mechanical chronograph movement was entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. A solid-link Oyster bracelet in 904L steel features a safety clasp to prevent accidental opening. Shown with a white lacquer dial ($18,795; rolex.com). e Oyster Perpetual Pearlmaster 39 from Rolex is fashioned from 18ct Everose gold and adorned with diamonds (713 on the dial and 144 on the bracelet). It boasts the new-generation calibre 3235, backed by 14 patents, incorporating the Chronergy escapement developed by Rolex. Made of nickel- phosphorus, it is insensitive to magnetic interference. Calibre 3235 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor and has a power reserve of approximately 70 hours. ($123,700; rolex.com). 62 slmag.net

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