An iconic watch
This brilliant men’s watch looks back on a fascinating history. After its launch in 1963, the Cosmograph Daytona was overshadowed by other great Rolex watches, including the Submariner and the GMT-Master. Years later, pioneers including the actor, Paul Newman, discovered the beauty of these watches and quickly kickstarted the Daytona-fervour. The prices went to enormous heights and not even the second-hand market could keep up with the increasing demand. The Daytona in stainless steel especially enjoyed popularity and is an object of desire to this day.
Ironically, the watches of the Daytona line were not equipped with Rolex calibres until the year 2000. The first references (e.g. 6239, 6240 or 6263) were endowed with the adjusted Valjoux 72. Up to the year 1988, Rolex used a modified automatic movement based on the El Primero by Zenith, including the Ref. 16520. In the year 2000 however, Rolex finally manufactured their own chronometer 4130 movement. The star of the Rolex family has been manufactured in-house ever since and guarantees flawless expertise and timeless elegance.