Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

Hardly any other watch stands for speed and is the ultimate benchmark for racing enthusiasts as well as the icon among chronographs. It doesn't need much explanation - we're talking about the Rolex Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, which celebrated its 50th anniversary only in 2013. Equipped with a tachymeter bezel to determine the rate of oscillation, the noble sports chronograph enables precise time measurements to the eighth of a second and also features caliber 4130, a high-performance mechanical manufacture movement specially developed by Rolex.

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The Daytona - an intense love affair with motorsports

The Rolex Daytona has a long racing history. Chronographs were manufactured at Rolex as early as the 1930s, and the first Cosmograph designed specifically for racing drivers was finally introduced in 1963. In order to express its closeness to motorsports in an even clearer way and to meet the demands in the United States, Rolex started to print the name of DAYTONA (Beach, Florida), a well-known place in motorsports circles, on the dial. The Cosmograph Daytona Chronograph represents the unconditional exhilaration of blistering speed that drives racers around the world to push the limits of time and push the absolute envelope. The design and clear lines of this legendary chronograph are the result of inimitable mechanical expertise and at the same time testify to an unrestrained power of innovation, the ability to develop further and the pursuit of unconditional and uncompromising perfection. It is therefore not surprising that William France Sr., founder of the Daytona International Speedway, mentioned ROLEX in an advertisement in the early 1960s as the official timekeeper of the Daytona International Speedway - of course, he himself wore a Daytona on his wrist.

Legends among themselves: Paul Newman and his Rolex Daytona

In the best of company: the Rolex Daytona naturally progressed over the years to become the dream watch of many famous personalities from politics, film and society. Whether soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy. Hollywood superstar and heartthrob Leonardo Di Caprio, or Ana Ivanovic and Bastian Schweinsteiger (quite casually on their wedding day) - they all wear a Daytona Cosmograph from Rolex time and again, but certainly none of them has shaped this model and made such a lasting contribution to this special image as the legendary actor and later racing driver Paul Newman. After Newman filmed and starred in the 1969 racing film "Indianapolis - Risking Life and Death" (Winning), he became passionate about motorsports. This enthusiasm was unbroken and at some point so strong that he entered motorsports himself as an amateur in 1972. For his debut, he received from his wife Joanne Woodward probably the most appropriate gift for this - the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona with "exotic dial" - since then the exclusive and among collectors very much sought-after "Paul Newman Daytona" or simply "6239" - the reference number of this watch classic.

A watch icon at HORANDO

At HORANDO, we offer a variety of outstanding and sought-after timepieces from a wide range of manufacturers and a wide range of styles. However, one wristwatch stands out here and makes the hearts of watch lovers and collectors all over the world beat faster. When talking about the Rolex Daytona, people often refer to it as an icon among chronographs. Regardless of whether it's a vintage Daytona with a four-digit reference, the classic model in steel (reference number 116520), or the all-new Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in version 116506 in platinum with an ice-blue dial and azued small hands, as well as a maroon Cerachrom monobloc ceramic bezel with engraved numerals.