The modern Daytona collection is by now so rich and offers such a diversity of dial colors, case and strap materials that it is, perhaps, one of the most versatile and offering watch collections of all times. But Daytona brings so much more than just a stunning diversity: this watch remains a wise choice for anyone who’s looking for a timepiece that successfully incorporates just the right amount of history and vintage class to make you feel like you own a part of the thrills, the adrenaline and the fame of the Daytona automobile circuit.
And if you feel the need for something more different you may consider purchasing this particular timepiece, in which the blend of the 18 k Everose gold case and the ivory dial gives an out of the box look to a classic Rolex model.
On the slightly glossy ivory dial the three sub-dials show themselves wonderfully with rose-gold margins, displaying the 12 hours, 30 minutes and the 60 seconds functions. You may think that the matching rose-gold tone hands and index hour markers may affect some of the watch readability, but the ivory does its job in pointing out all the details and the hands and markers are luminescent, so no need to worry about this aspect. In addition, the fat hands and the over-sized hour marker do their jobs. Rolex thinks all details are crucial when designing and developing a watch, so nothing is neglected or left behind.
It also has all the features of the contemporary Daytona series, including a fixed tachymeter engraved on the black Cerachrom bezel, the pushers that activate its chronograph functions, 100 m tested water resistance, all covered with the scratch resistant sapphire crystal that is so immaculate and it is the perfect display window for a symmetrical dial where you can read the symbolic Daytona red lettering and the black Oyster Perpetual one. The rose-gold crown, the symbol of exceptional craftsmanship, lies at 12 o’clock. It’s all powered by the 4130 self-winding movement, a movement that replaced the Zenith El Primero movement of the first Daytona watches. It is especially created in-house to deliver superb functionality, bringing together sportiness and elegance.
Sporty look? Yes, the solid 40 mm Everose gold case and the black leather strap with the Oysterlock safety feature, the flatness of the watch, the precision of its functions and the chronometer feature- it all points to the sportiness allure and purpose. But this one is so much more than a casual watch because the finesse of the rich materials combined with the color combo that provides a refined and unique appeal, all that elevates this fine timepiece to the level of a multipurpose type of watch. It can be an exquisite accessory for any type of outfit and occasion, catching the attention in an elegant and subtle manner.
In a world where time is both precious and expensive, Daytona manages to become a trustful friend, one that you want to expose to the entire world but doesn’t blind you with many futile ornaments. Instead, it thrills you with a beautiful simple design and high technology that, from 2016, receives the Rolex Certified self-certification, as a supreme proof of the self-imposed high standards of Rolex’s watches. So owning a Daytona definitively means that you can enjoy valuable technology in a solid case that sweats history, legend and luxury every time it seats on your wrist.