This model was named after the racing scene of the Daytona Beach (Florida) and gained its fame in the watch lovers community but also in the entire world when the great Paul Newman was spotted wearing it.
From that point until now, this Rolex model became probably the most recognizable timepiece in the world, being held in high esteem next to the Rolex Submariner, Tag Heuer Monaco or the Omega Speed Master. And the beauty of it is that it comes in different color and materials combos so that everyone can choose a favorite. This particular one has a white dial and, along with the black dial model, it is the most appreciated and in demand Daytona.
The 40mm stainless steel round case and case back hide the 4130 caliber with the automatic movement that offers a 72 hours power reserve so you can wear it basically everywhere and anytime. And like all Rolex`s watches, Daytona was forged with specific functions in mind. So the graduated bezel and the chronograph features are here to execute with a stunning precision the so needed car racing functions of measuring and calculating the average speed and the elapsed time. Of course, this is an in-house manufactured movement with 201 components, a rather small number for a chronograph these days, but Rolex succeeded to include such high accuracy and precision in a 44 jewel movement that makes Daytona more reliable than other pieces that need high maintenance. The Parachrom Bleu hairspring gives resistance to magnetism and temperature variations
Its 100 meters water resistance is possible due to the Triplock crown and to the solid, compact case, so this watch incorporates all the functions of a complete sportwatch.
The beauty of this model comes from the simplicity of its design. The spotless white dial offers an elegant background for the hands and markers with Superluminova to ensure a great legibility. The Daytona red lettering and the black Oyster Perpetual ones provide great contrast also and it is all covered with a spotless scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The simplicity of the design reveals itself also at the level of the polished bezel and the polished finish of the Oyster bracelet with the deployment buckle and the 7mm adjustable feature.
Daytona has a versatile look, one that matches perfectly even with elegant outfits. So, besides being a reliable sportwatch, it has the great characteristic of every intelligent design: the property of being useful and versatile, always responding to its owner needs.
This self-winding automatic chronometer was carefully developed and improved in order to execute to perfection its functions. The three subdials measure the hours, the minutes and the seconds and at any time you may start or stop a time sequence by engaging the screw-down pushers. So this watch at your wrist is an actual instrument of time measurement. A good looking one also, with a vintage allure and an incorporated technology that made Rolex the worldwide recognizable watchmaker of our days. It relies on history, work and self-imposed standards so it can satisfy all the needs and wishes of its customers. It became a cult and all the market research studies underline it as a winner since it was first revealed with the new 4130 caliber at Baselworld 2000.
So Daytona is a Rolex proposal that can`t be ignored once you are willing to invest in a timepiece. It brings great value and the comfort of owning a reliable crown logo technology.