Rolex Rainbow Daytona Guide

Rolex Rainbow Daytona Everose Gold

If you’re searching for a pop of luxurious color in your life, look no further than the Rolex Rainbow Daytona. This watch makes a true statement with its various hues, gold construction, and almost 100 gemstones. With the Cosmograph Daytona’s signature style, it’s easy to see why this watch is highly sought after, and maybe it’s on your list of dream watches, too.

Here, you’ll find an overview of the Rolex Rainbow Daytona and see how this watch has many excellent features apart from its striking design.

Overview of the Rolex Rainbow Daytona

Standard Rolex Daytonas feature great functional aspects, and the extra luxurious Rolex Rainbow Daytona is no exception. In its 40mm case, the Cosmograph Daytona has a caliber 4130 movement, which provides a 72-hour power reserve and a highly accurate superlative chronometer. In addition to all these features, the Rolex Rainbow Daytona is water resistant up to 100 meters. Overall, it’s easy to see how this watch is both functional and stylish.

Rolex Rainbow Daytona 18K Everose Gold 116595RBOW

Rolex Rainbow Daytona 18K Everose Gold 116595RBOW (photo: Rolex)

Incorporated into its style, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is decorated with numerous alloys and gems. Included in this are 36 sapphires that embellish the circumference, with each piece in a different shade to give the bezel a gradient rainbow effect. To further mark the beauty of this watch, diamonds accompany its sides. Topping it off are subsidiary dials in “Crystal Gold” finish – these are rendered in the same shade of gold used for the case, and has a texture that mimics crushed gold.

The Oyster case, lugs, crown and crown guards, as well as the bracelet are crafted in solid 18k gold, solidifying the Rolex Rainbow Daytona’s position as the ultimate luxury watch.

In 2012, this Daytona was first made available in 18-karat white gold and yellow gold. When 2018 came around, the Rainbow Daytona was made available in Everose gold, Rolex’s patented rose gold alloy.


What are the different Rolex Rainbow Daytona references and how do they differ?

For those who like options, the Rolex Rainbow Daytona comes in a few.

Rolex Daytona 116599RBOW

Rolex Rainbow Daytona 18K White Gold 116599RBOW (photo: Christies)

18k White Gold Edition

The first features 18-karat white gold construction. This reference 116599RBOW has the same sapphire and diamond gemstones as the other models and has a more subtle appearance due to the silvery appearance of the case. Its hour markers are made of brilliant cut diamonds with white gold surrounds.

Rolex Rainbow Daytona 18K White Gold 116599RBOW Rolex Rainbow Daytona 18K Yellow Gold 116598RBOW (photo: Christies)

18k Yellow Gold Edition

The second option for those who enjoy brightness reminiscent of sunshine, an excellent option is the Rolex Rainbow Daytona in yellow gold. The yellow gold reference number is 116598RBOW. Like the white gold edition, the most common version of this model comes with brilliant cut diamond hour markers, but there are more rare editions with luminous triangular markers – the same ones seen in standard production Daytonas.

Rolex Daytona Rainbow Everose Gold 116595 RBOW Rolex Rainbow Daytona 18K Everose Gold 116595RBOW (photo: Rolex)

18k Everose Gold Edition

The most recent and luxurious option comes in Rolex’s signature Everose gold reference 116595RBOW. Having been released 6 years after the first two editions, Rolex made a few upgrades. First are the hour markers. Instead of brilliant cut diamonds, this model has baguette cut diamonds in shades of the rainbow.

A pavé diamond dial is also available for this model, and it comes with complementing pavé diamond center links.


How much does a Rainbow Daytona cost as of 2022?

With the luxurious style of the Rainbow Rolex Daytona, it’s easy to expect a hefty price tag. If you’ve guessed that it’s sold upwards of $100,000 you would be correct.Rolex Rainbow Daytona 18K White Gold 116599RBOW

Rolex Rainbow Daytona 18K White Gold 116599RBOW (photo: Christies)

Purchasing a Rolex Rainbow Daytona on the market will cost anywhere between $450,000 to more than $1,000,000 (as of 2022). Though this is quite steep, factors such as the intricate production process and scarcity of the model drive this. The Rolex Rainbow Daytona is very difficult to make due to its rainbow effect. Scarce natural resources must be used for each sapphire stone, and each piece has to perfectly mesh with the others.


Who wears the Rolex Rainbow Daytona?

Cristiano Ronaldo Wearing the Rainbow Rolex Daytona 18 Yellow Gold ref. 116595RBOW

Cristiano Ronaldo Wearing the Rolex Rainbow Daytona in 18K Yellow Gold ref. 116595RBOW (photo: UEFA VIA GETTY IMAGES)

Various celebrities stylishly wear the Rolex Rainbow Daytona. They know how to make a statement with this colorful watch. John Mayer has been spotted wearing his white gold Rolex Rainbow Daytona. Off the soccer field, Cristiano Ronaldo sports the yellow gold edition. Mark Wahlberg also likes the luxurious design of the Rainbow Rolex Daytona and owns both white and Everose gold editions. Matching his consistent pop of style, rapper Post Malone is also among the stars who enjoy wearing the Rainbow Rolex Daytona – we’ve seen him wearing the Everose gold edition.


Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for a luxurious watch that truly makes a statement, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona may be exactly what you’re looking for. It has all the same technical features as other Daytonas with the extra sparkle of its bezel. The three different gold types give plenty of options for those looking to add their own flair to the already beautiful Rainbow Rolex Daytona. Plenty of celebrities and influencers sure know how to wear this flashy yet elegant watch.

Though it’s on the pricier side, this is the watch that will truly make a statement. If you’re in the market for the Rolex Daytona,  explore our selection at

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