Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, true legendary watches
In 1963, Rolex launched a new model to meet the requirements of motor racing drivers: the "Cosmograph" Rolex. The famous Swiss brand is then Official Watch of the Daytona International Speedway race in California. A few months later, the watch took on the official name of Oyster Cosmograph Daytona to underline the unbreakable link between the Swiss manufacturer and high-level motor sports.
Upon its release, the Rolex Daytona watch delighted racing drivers. But it wasn't until the late 1960s that Paul Newman, who set his sights on this elegant timepiece, made it a must-have luxury watch. The model quickly became associated with his name, to the point of convincing Rolex to create a Daytona Paul Newman series. This line is now one of the most prestigious watches in the world.
Over the years, the famous Swiss brand has designed several variations of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, some of which have become true collector's items. A monument of fine watchmaking, the model is considered by collectors to be the grail, particularly because of its rarity. In 2016, the new Rolex Daytona 116500 LN model is further evidence of the great success of this legendary model.
Rolex Daytona: a model at the forefront of technological innovation
From its launch, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona shakes up the world of precision watchmaking thanks to its exceptional features. In particular, the chronograph is equipped with high-contrast indicators and sub-counters that offer perfect readability, while its tachymetric scale, offset from the dial on the bezel, makes it a perfectly reliable accessory for racing drivers.
The Rolex Daytona collection now offers a wide range of designs, colors, cases and dials. Made with noble materials (gold or platinum), it includes particularly reliable, robust and precise pieces. Whatever the references, Daytona watches are always a great success and are excellent investments for their buyers. Find online all our models of Rolex Cosmograph Daytona pilot's watches and mythical models like the Rolex Submariner or the Rolex GMT Rolex Explorer.