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Daytona "Le Mans" 126529LN 18k White Gold.

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Here are some relatively good photos I found on the net about this " Le Mans " Daytona, from 2023, which was produced only one year in white gold. 

The key details are that this version was issued to celebrate two dates: The 100th edition of the famous Le Mans Race, last year, and the 60th anniversary of the not less famous Rolex Chronograph. 

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The Devil is in the details. This Daytona, too: 

The black dial has a sun-ray finish, which is quite elegant. The counters has some elements of style of a " Paul Newman "... And pay attention to the chronograph hours counter, you will se that it is not a 12, but a 24 hours one! A sweet wink to the Le Mans Race... 

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The other difference lies in the case back, which is see through ( like on the new platinum version, unlike the other versions, if I got it right... ) which allows you to see the movement, the Cal 4132 ( not 4131 which is a 12 hours chronograph ), with its unchanged power reserve ( 72 hours ). 

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The case is in white gold, here, with the same dimensions than the other versions ( 40 mm big, 12, 20 mm high ). 

Is it a new " King Of Cool " watch? 

It is not a bad looking watch, for sure, even if I would have loved to see a platinum version, with a white dial, and some touches of red ( other, not rather,  than the 100 on the bezel ). 

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What do you think? 

Best,

Nicolas

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nasseriq June 21st, 2024-09:24
The Rolex stall at Le Mans had one to try on I am told. Selling for USD 500k now apparently?? 
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amanico June 21st, 2024-09:26
I recently saw one for sale at 295, 000... Crazy. 
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nasseriq June 21st, 2024-09:33
Crazy but a special Daytona and exclusive! 
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amanico June 21st, 2024-09:46
Yes, but at that price, you can get so many dreams... 
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Fastwong June 21st, 2024-14:43
A dream crusher for Daytona maybe? For the price you could get an original vintage piece but does the hype pricing then cast doubt as to whether that worn vintage piece is worth that amount too? Does this just cast shade on the whole Daytona market? I think it is super cool but this is absurdity on absurdity, a $15k steel watch made into a $45k gold watch made into a $55k watch with a slower hour counter, made into a $300k watch by cutting production. This is Rolexes Tiffany Blue 5711.
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amanico June 21st, 2024-14:55
Yes, I totally share your point. Not my kind of logics... 
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InHavenPro June 21st, 2024-09:47
I mean.... Sure, it's a cool watch. Reverso Tribute Gyro-tourbillon cool!?! You gotta be kidding me........ I'll never comprehend Rolex and their general customer base! 🤔🧐🤪
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amanico June 21st, 2024-09:48
I understand your pov very well... 
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InHavenPro June 21st, 2024-09:54
On the flip side.... I can easily see how someone might make fun of me for thinking how spending $300K on a Reverso is reasonable enough, but the point is that's what I view as peak horology as opposed to flashy jewelry........
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amanico June 21st, 2024-09:57
Flashy jewelry I wouldn't say that, but peak horology, yes. 
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We can objectively say that the 3237 with this Onyx dial is rare. I only saw 4 during all these years, 3 in photos, one in person, which led me to take some photos to share with you. It seems that there is a 5th one hidden in another collection, as well as at least one in yellow gold. The 3237 Onyx was issued in 1994 / 1995.


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