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Three new models have joined the Cosmograph Daytona collection. What do they have in common? Precious metal cases, a Cerachrom bezel and new elastomer straps.

Created in 1963, the Daytona has never ceased to be a subject of watchmaking conversation ever since Paul Newman wore his own watch in the film Winning. This very watch has just made the news after it was sold at an exceptional auction in Geneva for the record-breaking sum of 17.8 million dollars. This year, Rolex is keeping the legend alive with three versions of the Cosmograph Daytona, with one in yellow gold, a second in rose gold and a third in Everose, a rose gold alloy created in the manufacture’s foundry. True to the spirit of the original model, these chronographs provide drivers with great tools. With a tachymeter incorporated in the black ceramic Cerachrom bezel, it is easy for champion drivers to measure their average speed up to 400km/h (or miles per hour, depending on their unit preference). On the dial, we find the counters in tri-compax position to measure shorter time periods in 1/8th of a second.

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These Cosmograph Daytona watches are worn with a new Oysterflex strap, adding to their sports style. The straps combine the robustness of a steel strap with the flexibility and aesthetics of their elastomere counterpart. Like all Rolex watches, the three Daytonas have a double certification, from the COSC as chronometers, and from Rolex as “superlative chronographs”.

Price: €26,650 (yellow gold) – €26,750 (grey gold – Everose gold)

By Dan Diaconu