The Cosmograph Daytona was first made in 1963 to meet the rigors that race car drivers put their timepieces through. Today’s version in white gold is a distinguished and elegant timepiece that will stand up to the rigors of your daily life. For the race car driver or the race car driver at heart the Cosmograph Daytona can keep track of elapsed circuit time and calculate average speed. Plus, this watch is a work of art, and something others are sure to notice. The Cosmograph Daytona comes with a tachymeter, which is engraved on the outer bezel of the watch. These numbers allow the wearer to calculate the average speed over a pre-configured distance and it is capable of doing it in either kilometers or miles per hour.
The numbers on the bezel go up to 400 units and are etched beautifully in a gold color, making them contrast nicely with the white gold of the bezel. In addition to the tachymeter, a sweep second hand can track time down to 1/8 of a second and counters at the 9 and 3 o’clock allow timing in minutes and hours. The inside of the Cosmograph Daytona is as much of a work of art as the exterior. The Cosmograph Daytona uses a 4130 Chronograph Movement that was invented by Rolex and first introduced in 2000.
The movement is an exercise in simplicity using only 290 components, which is quite an achievement as chronograph are very complicated instruments and are difficult to engineer. Deep inside is something called a Parachrom hairspring that is made from an alloy not affected by magnetic fields, giving this watch even greater accuracy.
It also has a seventy two hour power reserve so you can rest assured you will always make the meeting on time.
The crown of the Cosmograph Daytona is emblazoned with the infamous Rolex symbol, but the beauty is more than skin deep. The chronograph function is activated by the buttons near the crown and was engineered with a specific spring so the push of the button yields a reassuring click and activates the function cleanly and crisply every time. The Cosmograph Daytona is available in a variety of materials and styles including; gold, white gold, rose gold and comes with leather or metal wrist bands. For someone looking for a beautiful watch that is as accurate as the come, the Cosmograph Daytona is a perfect choice.