This model is more a place in the palace than on a race track.
Rolex Daytona is probably the most recognizable sports watch of the world – it is named after a glorious race and is assigned to a driver who wins in all conditions the race is imposing. Also, this model connects with one of the most popular drivers ever, Paul Newman, whose Rolex Daytona model has been sold at a recent auction at a price of $17 million.
However, Daytona is also an instrument that the Rolex brand uses to display its skills, including jewelry. This year’s version is almost as wild as the Leopard Daytona model introduced in 2005, which was decorated with yellow sapphires. For his new model, Rolex has replaced an iconic tachymetric scale based on thirty-six trapezoidal diamonds totaling 4.58 carats, while the dial is decorated with black lacquers surrounded by 243 diamonds in a very abstract pattern that resembles a snake, and accented eight diamond markers that are made of yellow gold. The champagne chronograph has its counters at the positions of three and nine hours, as well as the seconds display at the position of six hours. All of these details are almost lost in the brilliance of diamonds, which also contributes to the yellow gold case, which is by no means subtle.
In addition, this is a sports watch, but not any, but one of the most sought after in the world, with a long waiting list for all models from the current collection. Daytona is a model that was first made up of a Rolex chronograph mechanism, which is always improving. Now, this model includes the first automatic chronograph, 4130, with a spring made of blue parachutes, or a paramagnetic resin, for which Rolex claims to be ten times more precise than the traditional one. In addition, this watch is resistant to shocks and water, up to a depth of 100 meters.
If the regular Daytona model is a rare and coveted object of many collectors, then this model will stir up so far a calm sea. Rolex describes it as a unique approach to a sports watch, and we definitely agree with this description. The absence of a tachymetric scale, a diamond base and decoration on the dial definitely draw attention to the chronometers, which takes away the dose of sports vibration from this model.