Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 2013
Baselworld 2013, the largest exhibition of high-end watches in the world, was the venue for the launch of the 50-year commemorative edition of the exclusive Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, one of the most iconic models in the Swiss brand.
Originally released in 1963, the model became famous for accompanying Paul Newman in his dual career as an actor and racing driver, and became an icon, associating his name with the Daytona circuit in Florida. Since the first issue, the Rolex Daytona replica features a tachometer engraved on its bezel, an instrument used to calculate the average speed of a car, measured between two predetermined points. Speed can be considered in kilometers or miles per hour.
The new Rolex Cosmograph Daytona replica was entirely made of platinum, the most precious of noble metals, and was fitted with a brown-brown ceramic bezel produced in a monocoque from Cerachrom. The numbers and indications were recorded in platinum for better visualization, thanks to the PVD – Physical Vapor Deposition process.
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona has a 40 mm diameter dial and ice blue dial, a pastel tone that enhances the beauty of its dial and completes the elegance of the model. As the main tool for time measurement in endurance events for motorists, the watch is also equipped with a chronograph whose hours are expressed in the 9 o’clock position, the minutes in the 3 o’clock position and the seconds indicated by the thinner pointer on the main axis . In this way, the pilot has an accurate record of the times and can manage the elements to ensure his victory. Both the hour and pointer indicators have received the Chromalight luminescent effect, which makes it easy to read in dark environments. Next to the crown, the top button activates the Start / Stop functions and the bottom button makes the chronograph Reset function.
The Oyster box has excellent watertightness and houses the mechanical movement of automatic caliber 4130, fully developed in-house by replica Rolex. With just 290 components, the Daytona Chronograph is a symphony of simplicity that stirs wide admiration. The rope reserve is 72 hours. Manufactured with an exclusive alloy, immune to magnetic fields, the blue Parachrom spiral is 10 times more resistant to shocks than traditional spirals.
The Oyster Strap was made with platinum-plated links and features the Easylink system, which allows for the wrist strap to be fitted for a better fit to the wrist.
The new replica Rolex Cosmograph Daytona can now be purchased from the designer’s representatives in Europe and the United States.