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A Rolex watch born to race

The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is the ultimate tool watch for those with a passion for driving and speed.

Introduced in 1963, the Cosmograph Daytona was designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers. More than 50 years after its creation, it remains in a class of its own.

The Cosmograph Daytona is equipped with calibre 4130, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement developed and manufactured by Rolex. Its architecture incorporates fewer components than a standard chronograph which enhances the movement’s reliability. This also means it saves space, making it possible to house a larger mainspring and thereby extend the power reserve from 50 to 72 hours.


The watch pays tribute to a place, Daytona, Florida, where passion for speed and racing developed in the early 20th century. The name embodies the historic and privileged bonds between Rolex and motorsport, which were strengthened in 2013 by the brand’s entry into the world of Formula 1 racing as global partner and official timepiece.

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