The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, introduced in 1963, was designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers.”Daytona”is a memorable name which has created a legend before it has a thousand and one links with Rolex basic classic style. It all started in the early 20th Century in Florida, the United Daytona beach. The natural circuit of the beach at the entrance to the beach is extraordinary, attracting many people from all over Europe and the United States to compete with other racing-drivers. In March 1935, Daytona, the British driver Malcolm Campbell hit an average of 445 kilometers per hourwhich is the highest speed record at that time. Significantly, this “speed king” had been wearing the Rolex oyster watch from the beginning of 1930s.
In 1963, the first generation COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA was launched. Now Rolex launches this model after 50 years, some Rolex Daytona Replica can achieve the tech. The Oyster bracelet is a perfect alchemy of form and function. Made of platinum, Oyster Perpetual COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA 116506 has a beautiful ice blue dial. Rare and precious, platinum is striking for its silvery whiteness and vibrant luminosity. It is among the densest and heaviest metals in the world, distinguished by unique chemical and physical properties such as exceptional corrosion resistance. Especially, it is also soft, elastic and highly malleable, which makes machining and polishing especially difficult, demanding an extremely high degree of skill. What’s more, Rolex watchmaker 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. Like all Daytona Model, the Ice-Blue face model is equipped with calibre 4130; a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. This model is equipped with Rolex proprietary Parachrom hairspring which offers greater resistance to shocks and to temperature variations.
And like all the legends, the success of COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA kept mysterious. An excellent watch for world racing-driver, the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA is a compelling timepiece of evolutiondesign that blends to perfection technological sophistication and ease of use. For half a century, COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA has created its own legend. Every year in January, the drivers came to this race. Many of the world’s excellent endurance racing drivers believe that Rolex COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA is still the highest honor. With its highly reliable chronograph and bezel with tachymetric scale, it allows drivers to perfectly measure average speeds up to 400 kilometres or miles per hour, as they choose. An icon eternally joined in name and function to the high‑performance world of motor sport.