Rolex Daytona’s pole position with a Formula 1 Legend

17 April, 2019 | There’s a story behind Sir Jackie Stewart’s Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona. A reward for winning one of the Monaco Grands Prix in the late ’60s, he says it reminds him of the ‘old times and the most glamorous, most colourful, most exciting Grand Prix of the whole season’.

Rolex Daytona’s pole position with a Formula 1 Legend

Also that he was ‘good enough and fast enough to win it’. Introduced in 1963, the timepiece was designed to meet the demands of top professional drivers. The Calibre 4130’s performance emanates from the use of a vertical, not lateral, clutch to activate the chronograph, which is able to function for a long time without negatively impacting the precision of the watch.

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This article by Debbie Hathway originally appeared in Issue 43 of Private Edition.


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