A chronograph made for the road

A chronograph made for the road

Style of the Daytona

With its state-of-the-art technology, evocative heritage and sporting aura, the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona swiftly became an iconic watch. Its dial carries in red letters the name “Daytona” – the most famous motor racing circuit in the United States. 

Available in 904L steel, 18 ct gold and Rolesor versions with a variety of dials, robust Oyster bracelets as well as elegant leather straps both equipped with high security Oysterlock clasps, the Cosmograph Daytona is tailored for the track and the concert hall.

Discover the Daytona in Action

Lap time

The Daytona was designed to be the ultimate timing tool for endurance racing drivers thanks to its precision, its reliability and the outstanding legibility of its functions. Time intervals can be measured to within 1/8th of a second with the centre chronograph seconds hand, while the two counters on the dial at 9 and 3 o’clock display elapsed time in hours and minutes respectively. Drivers can therefore accurately map out their race times and determine how they must drive to win the race.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona - Chronograph Function
The Cosmograph Daytona was designed as a high-precision personal timing tool for endurance races. Discover the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona on the Official Website.

Start, drive, stop

Function of the Daytona

At Rolex, form and function work in harmony. The Daytona’s chronograph functions are activated by pushers that screw down like the winding crown when they are not in use, guaranteeing waterproofness to 100 metres. One press to start, stop or reset the chronograph produces a crisp, clear click that was perfected using the most advanced technology.

Rolex watchmakers also perfected the mechanism to suit the ideal finger pressure on the pushers, and engineered it to provide an instantaneous and accurate start to the timing without sacrificing reliability.


On-board instrumentation

Function of the Daytona

The Cosmograph Daytona was designed as a high-precision personal timing tool for drivers in endurance races. Rolex resorted to pioneering yet elegantly simple engineering, by incorporating fewer components than in a standard chronograph and enhance reliability.

The central sweep seconds hand allows an accurate reading of 1/8 second, while the two counters on the dial display elapsed time in hours and minutes. Drivers can accurately map out their track times and tactics without fail: the Daytona is a watch for winners.

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  1. A legendary beach in Florida synonymous with speed.
  2. An iconic chronograph that was born to race.
  3. The trophy for every winner of Le Mans and the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
  4. Equipped with a tachymetric scale on the bezel to measure speed.
  5. Enables precision timing to one eighth of a second.
  6. Powered by calibre 4130, Rolex’s high-performance mechanical chronograph movement.
  7. The Rolex Way.
The Rolex Daytona Experience

The Rolex Daytona Experience

Available on the App Store

The Cosmograph Daytona evokes the passion for speed that drives racers to push back the limits of time. Forged by unparalleled mechanical skill, the design and clean lines of this chronograph tell a watchmaking story: one of innovation, constant evolution and the quest for perfection that shapes an icon. Discover this iconic watch, its legends and the place that inspired its name on the official Rolex Daytona app for iPad.