Next stop on the Formula 1 calendar is the Hungarian Grand Prix and there’s no better way to attend the race in Hungaroring than with the same Rolex as the one Mark Webber wears. Fans of F1 will remember that nine-time Formula One Grand Prix winner Mark Webber claimed victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2010.
Although Mark Webber has worn wearing plenty of different Rolex Daytona watches over the years, these days he’s sporting the new white gold Rolex Daytona. Let’s find out more about this precious, yet sporty, Daytona chronograph courtesy of Packouz Jewelers.
Mark Webber Wears the White Gold Rolex Daytona 116519LN
Introduced in early 2017, the Rolex Daytona ref. 116519LN is just over a year old. Crafted in 18k white gold, the familiar 40mm Oyster case of this particular Daytona chronograph includes the ultra-modern black Cerachrom ceramic bezel. In addition to the attractive appearance of ceramic, the material is also prized in luxury watches due to its resistance to scratching and fading from the sun.
The white gold Daytona ref. 116519LN is fitted with Rolex’s newest bracelet, the black Oysterflex, for a fantastic sporty style. Similar in looks to a black rubber strap, the Oysterflex comprises of a metal blade covered in black elastomer. Plus, the Oysterflex includes an Oysterlock safety clasp equipped with the super practical 5mm Easylink extension system for those days where your wrist needs a looser fit. It’s worth noting that the Oysterflex strap is only available on gold versions of the Daytona watch.
While Rolex’s newest white gold Daytona watch is available with a range of dials, Mark Webber’s ref. 116519 houses the sleek steel version with the contrasting black trio of subdials. Subsequently, the grayish and black tones of the dial complement the white gold, black ceramic, and black bracelet perfectly.
The Engine Under the Hood of the Rolex Daytona
Like all modern Rolex Daytona watches, the Daytona ref. 116519LN runs on the in-house automatic chronograph movement, the Caliber 4130. Unveiled in 2000, the Cal. 4130 boasts a power reserve of 72 hours. This means the engine of the Daytona will continue to work for three whole days while off the wrist.
What’s more, the Daytona 116519LN guarantees an accuracy rating of -2/+2 seconds per day—an impressive feat for a mechanical movement.
The ceramic bezel of the Rolex Daytona is of course engraved with a tachymeter scale, which is used in conjunction with the duo of chronograph pushers to measure average speeds up to 400 kilometers or miles per hour—ideal for high-speed motorsports like Formula 1. The top pusher on the case at 2 o’clock starts and stops the central chronograph hand, while the bottom pusher at 4 o’clock resets it.
Regardless if you’ve ever sat behind the wheel of a single seat open cockpit Formula One car, you can certainly dress the part of an F1 driver at the Hungarian Grand Prix with the same white gold Rolex Daytona Mark Webber chooses to wear.