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, Rolesor and platinum versions with a variety of dials, robust Oyster bracelets as well as elegant leather straps both equipped with high security Oysterlock clasps.
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.
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.
The Oyster Case, Symbol of Waterproofness
The Cosmograph Daytona’s Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet), is a paragon of robustness, proportion and elegance. Its characteristically shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of 904L steel. The fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. The winding crown – fitted with the Triplock triple waterproofness system – as well as the chronograph pushers screw down securely against the case. Its crown guard is an integral part of the middle case. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the Cosmograph Daytona’s high-precision movement.
Superlative Chronometer Certification
The Cosmograph Daytona is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. This exclusive designation testifies that the watch has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria, which exceed watchmaking norms and standards. The certification applies to the fully assembled watch, after casing the movement, guaranteeing its superlative performance on the wrist in terms of precision, power reserve, waterproofness and self-winding. The precision of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer after casing is of the order of −2/+2 seconds per day, or more than twice that required of an official chronometer. The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.
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- A legendary beach in Florida synonymous with speed.
- An iconic chronograph that was born to race.
- The trophy for every winner of Le Mans and the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
- Equipped with a tachymetric scale on the bezel to measure speed.
- Enables precision timing to one eighth of a second.
- Powered by calibre 4130, Rolex’s high-performance mechanical chronograph movement.
- The Rolex Way.
The Cosmograph Daytona
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