About Rolex Daytona

The Rolex Daytona, originally introduced as the "Cosmograph Daytona" in 1963, is an iconic timepiece renowned for its association with professional racing. The name "Daytona" was later added as a tribute to the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. The initial model, Reference 6239, featured a stainless steel case, black acrylic bezel with a tachymeter scale, and pump-style chronograph pushers. In the 1970s, actor Paul Newman popularized the watch when he was seen wearing one, leading to the nickname "Rolex Daytona Paul Newman" for specific dial variations. In 2013, Rolex became a global partner and official sponsor of Formula 1 Racing. The Daytona has since undergone design and movement enhancements, including automatic movements, screw-down chronograph pushers, and the use of a ceramic bezel. Today, the Rolex Daytona is highly coveted by collectors, no matter vintage or new models. 2023 was the daytona 60 anniversary. Rolex has redesigned the whole Daytona series, powered by a new calibre 4131. It has bought a new standard of excellence in robustness, reliability, efficiency and precision.

Features of Daytona

  • Iconic chronograph watch designed for professional racing drivers
  • Three sub-dials on the dial for measuring elapsed time: small seconds at 6 o'clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock, and 12-hour counter at 9 o'clock
  • Tachymeter scale engraved on the bezel for calculating average speed over a given distance
  • Screw-down chronograph pushers for enhanced water resistance
  • Highly accurate self-winding mechanical movement
  • Oyster case with Triplock winding crown for superior water resistance
  • Availability of different dial and material configurations
  • Precision and reliability synonymous with the Rolex brand

The Daytona new era | Calibre 4131

The 2023 new Rolex Daytona released with new designed case and new movement Calibre 4131. Major differences are as below:

  • All Cerachrom Daytonas now have bezels edged matching with its material in the case material.
  • The hour indicators and subdial thickness are much thinner than previous
  • All OysterFlex bracelet watches have applied Glidelock system buckles.
  • Calibre 4131 has applied new Chronergy escapement and Paraflex shock absorbers to increase the performance by 15% more.
  • Featureing an exhibition case-back exclusively applied on platium daytona.