Another iconic collection from the crowned king of fine time pieces. The Daytona Rolex series are the sport watch flagship from the brand that sets the standard and leads innovation in the entire industry. A true automotive racing sport watch the Daytona Rolex has incredible features made for speed and accuracy. Enhanced readability and increased visibility? Check. Clear readings and perpetual time keeping? Check. Aesthetics that could only be from the renowned company that crafts the world’s finest watches. Triple check. The Daytona Rolex Perpetual Oyster steel is a combination of Rolex patents. Bringing together the best of the best. As they do. This latest iteration of Daytona watches has a robust look. It takes a sleek and polished look up a notch. The classic black dial gets new life with ringed sub dials. Rather than the classic white it features steel ring sub dials. As well as a black fixed dial with the tachymeter reading inscribed. This improves readability as well. From the steel bezel to the black this newest Daytona upgrades the vintage. A crown protector and beveled controls makes it even easier. Perfect grip and slight changes turned this watch into a turbo. It is the classic racing driver functions is a more polished look. Finally, we will get into each of the details that makes this latest Daytona Rolex iconic.
Made to meet the toughest of requirements the Daytona Rolex watch is a race car drivers tool of choice. The leader in the market for so many incredible feats of engineering and haute horlogerie the Daytona collection is a leader in the sport watch series. A true stand out watch it features strong influences from automotive racing. Which makes a lot of sense considering it comes directly from or for depending on how you regard it the Rolex 24 Daytona race. A speed car track made to test speed and endurance the 24 hour race features some of the most incredible drivers and teams.
An incredibly powerful display of driver ability and resistance the Rolex 24 is the perfect place for the Daytona Rolex to come about. Crafted for the automotive drivers and still to this day reserved as a prize to be given to the winner at the completion of the extended day long race the Daytona Rolex is a precise, punchy watch. The watch itself has distinct features that make it ideal for racing. An enhanced visual display with three separate sub dials as well as the Rolex cosmograph tachymeter the Daytona says a lot in just one look.
The watch is crafted with a vertical rather than a lateral clutch making it easy to activate the chronograph with your hand still on the wheel. Inside there is a lot of power making the speed tester work. Using direct friction on a two disc contact this watch is made for professional drivers. An elite tool for those nail biting “beat you by half a second” races the Daytona Rolex is a sport’s man dream watch. Iconic to say the least it also features some of the most unique Rolex features like the Oyster steel alloy, perpetual and cosmograph.
Oyster steel though has an exceptional shine. It is an exquisite material that lends iself to the fine Rolex processes crafting a unique glint for the fine watches. It is highly durable and resistant to even the most intense of environments. First released in 1926 the Oyster steel alloy is a feat of engineering. It is a distinct mixture of fine metals it is robust and resistant. With the invention of the Oyster steel alloy Rolex began producing watches that aer waterproof up to 100 meters or 300 feet. This is possible because of the unique Oyster steel material that can seal in the case unlike any other fine stainless steel.
The quintessential Oyster Rolex has called this watch the purest expression of the Oyster concept. The perpetual feature was one more addition to the watch’s patented series. Now the cosmograph is what really set them apart. The ease with which one can read the cosmograph remains unparalleled in the luxury watch world today. Translated from the Greek cosmograph is the writing of time. Which is exactly what Rolex did with their tachymeter scale directly on the bezel. Permanently on the fixed bezel the cosmograph enhances readability on the watch.
Further if you look below at the Daytona Oyster perpetual versus the vintage Daytona you can see the contrast. The newer Daytona Oyster Perpetual features a white tachymeter cosmograph on the black bezel rather than on the steel. This makes it a lot easier to read in just a glance. Made in three distinct generations or series it is a classic.
Since 1963 when the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona brought the mechanical chronograph watch to the races it has been rethought out twice more. First in 1988 during the height of the automotive racing hype. Then once again in 2000 for the third time. Always celebrated with the Rolex Daytona 24 automotive race in Daytona, Florida the Rolex brand brings slight changes that redefine the luxury time piece industry.
The calire 4130 Cosmograph Daytona is the new generation self winding chronograph movement. Packed with the perpetual feature and forged in Oyster steel it is an evolution in the series of Daytona Rolex watches. Perfectly designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers the Daytona Rolex does not spare a single second. A flagship sport watch from Rolex it comes in an ever wider variety of color combinations and fine metals. Particularly when it comes to the dial, sub dials and case.
A seemingly small change if you do not know what is happening inside the case this addition of the Perpetual feature to the Daytona Oyster enhanced the wrist watch. Along with it came some aesthetic plays that make a sleek watch shine. Rather than the full white subdials these were upgraded to subtle steel rings with black centers to match the dial. Further the addition of broad Chromalight markers distinguish the hour markers better. As well as the monochromatic black fixed bezel adding to the visual size of the watch.
Strongly masculine and gently larger with the crown bridge protector the newest iteration is a bulked up version of the original Daytona. You can see the bracelet as well has broader triple links and more defined polish patterns. Each of the links sit closer together for a tight flush fit that can be adjusted with the easy link extension feature. An evolution from the original Daytona, the Daytona Oyster Perpetual stays true to its roots.