A sport watch by definition, Daytona was originally designed as a reliable timekeeper for bold men who shared common passions such as the thrills of the high speed and the love for fair competitions. Becoming a symbol of all these was so easy and natural for a qualitative watch such as Daytona. In now days, it represents the quintessence of the Swiss watch by excellence, enclosing all the high standards that made from Rolex the highly appreciated brand of our era: accuracy, precision, resistance and care and attention for every tiny detail.
This black dial Daytona with polished and brushed steel case and bracelet is a special model that, along with the white dial one, seems to be on top of the list for watch lovers and watch collectors. The reason is simple, as it is the design of this chronograph, with its three subdials perfectly fitting its solid case: it has the heart of the 4130 caliber and the looks of a high quality item, one that every gentleman desires to own.
It has the special shape of the 40 mm Oyster case and the 904L steel provides both resistance and a comfortable feeling when wearing it. It has thin polished lugs and a flat sapphire crystal that covers it all, and the beauty of its design resides in its simplicity. The sporty look comes from the rather big screw down pushers that are very easy to maneuver, but this piece is only 12 mm thick and here lies the Daytona versatility in terms of outfit match: sporty or elegant, you will find it a great choice for every occasion.
When it comes to this watch legibility, the black dial is a great background for the three shiny sub-dials and for the polished luminescent hands and markers. And the fact that the Daytona kept its traditional legacy and it doesn`t includes a date window work as magic for the dial because here every detail has a function well established in advance.
The 30 minute and the 12 hours sub-dials are positioned at 3 and 6 o`clock, perfectly aligned so the owner eyes can slightly move from left to right to be informed.
The solid case back hides the 4130 in-house self-winding automatic chronometer movement so appreciated for its high technology standards: the blued Parachrom hairspring that provides resistance and so it increases the watch accuracy, a simplified chronograph function that uses less components in order to reduce the probability of a malfunction and the necessity of repairs and parts replacement, the 72 hours power reserve or the 100 meters tested waterproofness. The bracelet is a high tech story in itself as it is the last generation of Oyster bracelet with the safety lock and the polished centered links, recognized as one of the most well done bracelet in the world, strong being the perfect word when describing it. So it has all the user benefits, besides being branded with the Daytona red lettering and the famous crown logo.
Sporty yet elegant, the Daytona essence lies in in its versatility and its multipurpose functions that make this watch become one with its master, guiding him and transforming itself in a trustful friend that will never seize to astonish you.