Eternal Legend: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, Replica Rolex Watch

After experiencing a long and fierce competition in the Rolex Daytona 24-hour endurance race, the winner of each session will receive a Cosmograph Daytona watch specially made by Rolex as a unique reward besides glory. As all racing fans know, “Daytona” comes from Daytona Beach in Florida, USA. It has a rugged, sandy surface that allows high-speed racing cars to run freely and constantly break records. Therefore, it has become a racing mecca since 1903 and has also created the legend of Rolex Daytona in the future.

British driver Sir Malcolm Campbell and his “Blue Bird” tank in 1935.

A racing track on the beach in Daytona, Florida, USA, in 1955.

In 1958, the Daytona International Speedway was renovated. It was tilted at 31 degrees and more than 10 meters high to prevent racers from sliding off the track due to centrifugal force when cornering.

The Daytona International Speedway hosts the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona every year.

Looking at the racing deeds on Daytona Beach, the most talked-about story is the story that happened in March 1935. After British driver Sir Malcolm Campbell broke the world land speed record many times, Campbell drove the “Blue Bird” to sprint, Setting a record that has never been achieved on Daytona Beach if the average speed of driving in the opposite direction is included, it is also a record of 276 miles (445 kilometers per hour). As he said in 1932: “Daytona Beach in Florida is the only place I know of where the world land speed record can be set. The sand there is as hard as cement, and there is enough distance to accelerate.” Since 1936, Daytona Beach The track, which is half beach and half road, has successively hosted many events, including classic car races such as the “Daytona 200”. In 1959, the Daytona International Speedway was completed; the curves with an inclination of 31 degrees and a height of more than 10 meters prevented racers from sliding off the track due to centrifugal force, increasing the cornering speed.

In 1963, Rolex launched the new Cosmograph clock, starting the legend of the Daytona watch.

In 1965, Rolex added a black coating to the bezel of the Cosmograph Daytona and switched to an Oyster case and screw-in push button design to increase the watch’s water resistance.

The Rolex Daytona watches can be traced back to the Cosmograph chronograph (Ref. 6239) that came out one year after the first Daytona Continental in 1962. Different from Ref. 6238 (also known as “Pre-Daytona”), launched a few years ago, Ref. 6239 moves the speedometer that can calculate the speed from the dial to the bezel outside the mirror, allowing more space on the dial. , more concise, and the sub-dials at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock also present a black-and-white contrast with the main dial. By 1965, Rolex added a black coating to the bezel of the Cosmograph Daytona watch, replaced the original pump pusher with a screw-in chronograph pusher, and used an Oyster case to enhance the watch’s waterproofness. Replica rolex watch.

In 1988, Rolex launched the 4030 automatic movement based on the Zenith El Primero movement. Since then, the Cosmograph Daytona watch has entered the era of automatic winding from manual winding.

In 2013, Rolex launched the first Cosmograph Daytona watch made of platinum. The noble appearance contained the self-made 4130 automatic movement launched in 2000.

In terms of movement, the Cosmograph Daytona has used the Valjoux 72 hand-wound movement for a long time. However, starting in 1988, Rolex used the famous Zenith El Primero self-winding movement as the basis, equipped it with its balance wheel, fine-tuning screws, and Breguet hairspring, and changed the vibration frequency from 36,000 times per hour to 28,800 revolutions, and The original date module was discarded. It became an automatic movement named “4030”. However, the 4030 is not self-made after all, and Rolex is not worried about it; therefore, the Cosmograph Daytona launched in 2000 is finally equipped with the 4130 automatic movement wholly designed and manufactured by Rolex, with a vertical clutch mechanism, a large balance wheel, and a patented Parachrom hairspring. The coming superior performance breaks new ground. The first platinum Oyster watch launched in 2013 brought the Cosmograph Daytona to the ultimate noble realm. Replica watches for sale.

Paul. The Newman dial (Paul Newman dial) has always been famous among Rolex Daytona watches. The most significant difference from other Cosmograph Daytona dials is the square hour markers and crosses on the sub-dial at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock.

“Rolex is all about dials.” This famous saying that people who play with watches often illustrates the importance of dials to Rolex watches. Take the Cosmograph Daytona as an example. Even if it has the same movement, functions, and artistry, as long as it uses a “Paul Newman” dial, the price can often go up several times! Although all labor fans know that Paul. Newman dial watches have gone beyond the scope of ordinary people’s rationality, and many strong players are still willing to collect them.

Paul Newman (1925-2008) was an American actor who appeared in numerous films, including “Winning” (1969) and “The Color of Money” (1986), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. ). Paul Newman particularly likes racing because he is a racing driver in “Winning.” In the 1970s, he began to devote himself to racing and became a racing driver. He has also worn a racing-style Cosmograph Daytona watch on various public occasions.

Paul Newman is an American film actor and racing driver. He wore a Rolex Daytona in the 1969 movie “Winning,” but some people say that the Daytona watch only appeared on the movie poster. Both claims have yet to be confirmed so far. However, Paul Newman is indeed a watch fan who loves Rolex and has also worn the Cosmograph Daytona on various public occasions; the characteristic of his watch dial is that there are cross-hairs in the center of the sub-dial at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, and it is square. The time scale and the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock are printed with four numbers such as 15, 30, 45, and 60, which is different from the general 20, 40, and 60 designs. Initially, the dial with such a shape was called an “Exotic dial,” but because of Paul Newman, it was later called Paul. Newman face plate. Rolex produced watches using Exotic dials in the 1960s, but the number was small, resulting in Paul. The rarity of Newman dial watches is like rare art objects. And this is one of the examples of the magic of Rolex dials happening on the Cosmograph Daytona.

In 2016, Rolex launched the new Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona watch, which used a ceramic bezel for the first time, triggering an enthusiastic response.

In addition to the changes in dials, changes in the materials of Rolex watches are also straightforward to attract the attention of watch fans and even the urge to buy one. Take the 116500LN launched at the Basel Watch Fair last year. It uses the Cerachrom ceramic material bezel that first appeared in the Cosmograph Daytona series watches. It is scratch-resistant and corrosion-resistant and does not fade even when exposed to ultraviolet rays. It uses PVD technology on the bezel. The outer layer is coated with a platinum film, which gives the numbers and scales a bright and clear visual effect. It caused a sensation when it debuted and even caused a rush to buy the watch when it arrived in Taiwan.

Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona-116500LN 904L stainless steel Oyster case, screw-down crown and case back, diameter 40 mm, Cerachrom ceramic bezel with tachymeter, hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph, 4130 automatic Winding movement, power reserve 72 hours, COSC certified, sapphire crystal, waterproof 100 meters, stainless steel bracelet.

Series: Daytona
Band Width: 20mm
Engine: Rolex Calibre 7750/Mingzhu Engine
Gender: Men’s
Band Color: Silver-tone
Movement: Automatic
Brand: Rolex
Model: m116500ln-0001

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