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Rolex created the Cosmograph Daytona in 1963 specifically to suit the lifestyle of professional racing drivers. A Daytona has many impressive features. The tachymetric scale on the bezel permits drivers to measure speeds up to 400km/mph. Additionally, the bracelet a Daytona is classically featured on has a term itself coined by Rolex in 1933: “Rolesor”. This term means that the bracelet contains the dual presence of gold and steel alongside each other, and has been a signature of Rolex watches since its beginning in the 1930’s.
Beyond the aesthetic of the watch, Daytona’s are also technically impressive. The dial displays the central sweep seconds hand and two other counters. While the former permits a precise reading of 1/8 second, the latter shows the current time in hours and minutes.
Like the Rolesor colour combination, the Oyster bracelet typically used on Daytona’s was first produced in the 1930’s. Three-piece links form the oyster bracelet, making it strong and comfortable for wear. It is perhaps the most popular bracelet by Rolex.
The Cosmograph Daytona also has calibre 4130 and a more reliable movement due to the model’s use of less components than the typical chronograph. The calibre 4130, having passed the tests of the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) is certified as a Swiss chronometer. The movement also has a Parachrom hairspring, which improves resistance to temperature differentiations and shocks.
Of course, the chronograph has been developed to withstand harsh environments. For instance, underwater the chronograph function is protected by pushers which allow it to be waterproof up to 100 metres. In terms of timing, the response from the touch is instantaneous, making it a reliable timing mechanism.