Inspired by speed; inspired by pushing boundaries to what is possible; inspired by motorsport; the Rolex Daytona Watches stand in a class of their own in sports watches. They are specifically designed to meet the needs of professional racing drivers as they tear up the tracks in the high-performance world of motorsport. The Cosmograph Daytona was first introduced in 1963 and more than 50 years after its creation, it stands out in the world of sports watches. Daytona, the track for which it was created, is legendary in the world of motorsport. It is also the trophy for every winner of the 24 hours of Le Mann. The Rolex Daytona is the embodiment of motor racing in a watch.
Distinctive features and models
The Rolex Daytona watches come equipped with a tachometric scale on the bezel to measure speed. The design of the watches can only be described as an exercise of perfection in the mastery of symmetry. The watch has a tachymetric scale, three counters as well as pushers to render it an ideal instrument in the measurement of time elapsed as well as average speeds on a display that is perfectly legible. All this is in place in one of the most elegant of sports watches designed by Rolex.
High performance requires high accuracy and that is what the Rolex Daytona watches were designed for. The central sweep second hand enables the driver to get an accurate reading of up to 1/8 of a second, while the two counters on the dial display show elapsed time in hours and minutes. The result is an accurate mapping of track times.
The Rolex Daytona caliber 4130 is particularly accurate owing to the use of a clutch that is vertical instead of lateral. The disks, mounted above each other for direct contact and friction, render advantages in precision that is significant.
Rolex Daytona prices vary but the newest additions to the collection retail at about $12,000. However, the waiting list for one is rather long. This renders the Rolex Daytona watches prices slightly higher, with retail values standing at about $22,000.