The Rolex Daytona 126508 is an exquisite timepiece that has skyrocketed in popularity over the last couple of years. The once unaccepted Rolex Daytona 126508 collection has made giant strides since its early days of inception. Buyers enjoy the Rolex Daytona 126508 because of the yellow gold case, and the time-tested calibre 4131 in-house COSC certified movement.
Launched in 2023 by Rolex, the newly introduced Daytona was instantly one of the favorites from Watches & Wonders 2023.
In today’s market there might not be any other watch that is in demand like the Rolex Daytona 126508. They are nearly impossible to find in a case at an authorized dealer and are fetching a premium on the pre-owned market. We attribute the collections stunning aesthetics and movement combined with the massive brand that produces the 126508. When watch enthusiasts think of a sports watch chronograph, it’s either a Daytona or the Moonwatch which come to mind.
The Rolex Daytona 126508 is engineered with a 40mm yellow gold case, Oyster bracelet, yellow gold bezel, and sapphire crystal. As far as accuracy goes the 126508 is in great hands with the 4131 calibre. The 126508 is accurate up to +/-2 seconds per day, holds a power reserve of 72 hours, has a bi-directional rotor, and comes fitted with at Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring to reduce magnetic interference. Overall the Rolex Daytona 126508 is a very attractive luxury chronograph for any horological enthusiast.
Featured on the Rolex Daytona 126508 is a centre hour / minute / second hand, small seconds sub dial (6 o’clock), tachymeter scale on the bezel, chronograph centre hand (1/8 second accurate), 30 minute counter sub dial (3 o’clock), 12 hour counter sub dial (9 o’clock), and a stop seconds to assist with accurate time setting. Launched in 2023, the calibre 4131 is an innovative COSC certified movement that competes or outperforms many newer calibres from Rolex or other brands. The 4131 is accurate up to +/- 2 seconds per day and boasts a 72 hour power reserve.
Over the last 3 years we’ve seen Rolex upgrade their movements in other collections like the 3230, 3235, and the 3285 calibres. We were extremely excited to see the Daytona 126508 finally receive a new calibre.
You can purchase a Rolex Daytona 126508 new at an authorized dealer for $39,500 MSRP or pay a premium and purchase it for around $60,000 on the pre-owned market. If you have the opportunity to buy the 126508 new, it would be unwise to pass it up considering it’s investment value. Most buyers’ only chance to own this watch will be paying the premium on the secondary marketplace. The best place to buy a Rolex Daytona 126508 is at an authorized dealer. Unfortunately that is also the most difficult place to buy a 126508. Rolex watches, which include the 126508, are in such demand that it’s very rare to find one available and navigating the waitlist to receive one new is extremely difficult.
If you have the money, the best place to buy a Rolex Daytona 126508 is on the pre-owned market. Yes, you’ll be paying a premium but that premium eliminates your wait time, hassle of navigating that Daytona waitlist, and costly relationship building at authorized dealers.