The New Oyster Perpetual
A new prestigious version of the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, the emblematic model launched in 1963, exactly 50 years ago this year.
Start, drive, stop
An obsession with perfection
This legendary chronograph is proposed, for the first time, entirely in 950 platinum, the noblest of precious metals. It is equipped with a chestnut brown monobloc Cerachrom bezel in ceramic and an ice blue dial.
For measuring speed
A key part of the Cosmograph Daytona's identity is its Cerachrom ceramic bezel with a tachymetric scale, making the watch the ideal instrument to measure average speeds of up to 400 miles or kilometres per hour. The numerals and graduations are perfectly legible thanks to the deposition of a thin layer of platinum via a PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) process.
The Paul Newman
The Cosmograph Daytona accompanied Paul Newman throughout his dual career as an actor and racing driver, becoming as durably associated with his name as with the Daytona race track.
The Oyster Case
Symbol of waterproofness and robustness
The Oyster case is one of the foundations of the reputation for excellence of Rolex watches. Invented by Rolex in 1926, it was the world’s first waterproof case for a wristwatch thanks to its patented system of screwing down the bezel, case back and winding crown against the middle case.
Like the mollusc, the Rolex Oyster is robust and clamped shut. It provides a hermetic environment that protects the high-precision Perpetual movement from water, dust, or pressure.
Chronograph and superlative chronometer
The Cosmograph Daytona is equipped with calibre 4130, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Its architecture incorporates far fewer components than a standard chronograph, thereby enhancing the movement’s reliability.
Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 4130 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. The chronograph movement features a Parachrom hairspring, offering greater resistance to shocks and to temperature variations.
Certified Swiss Chronometer
The four simple words Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified on a Rolex watch dial mean that the very movement inside the timepiece has endured 15 days and nights of testing by COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres – Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), an independent not-for-profit association. To receive COSC certification as a Swiss chronometer, a watch must demonstrate extreme precision in a variety of positions and temperatures. Rolex is unique in the industry: this is the standard level of quality required of every Rolex wristwatch movement.
The new Cosmograph Daytona
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