Born in 1963, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA watch has experienced more than 50 years of legendary journey. With its reliable and outstanding performance, it has become a popular chronograph watch in the racing field. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this classic watch series, from May 30th to June 12th, Rolex will grandly present the ‘From DAYTONA to COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA Love Speed’ exhibition at the Rolex Store in Tsim Sha Tsui, Asia’s Top Watch City, to showcase COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA The exquisite craftsmanship and extraordinary charm of the watch, as well as its brilliant achievements in the racing world.
Rolex sponsors Daytona 24 Hours trophy
The public will not only be able to explore the legendary journey of COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA 50 years since its birth, but also have a chance to enjoy up-close selections of this series of watches. The two-week exhibition will lead a group of visitors through the space-time tunnel, focusing on the Oyster Perpetual COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA watch, which has carried 50 years of time, and will display Rolex Dayton by displaying precious historical materials and objects. Take the wonderful legends of races and watches and lead the public to experience unforgettable moments on the racing track.
The development of legendary watches
Called the perfect Rolex Oyster Perpetual COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA watch, it has won unprecedented success in both style and function and enjoys a worldwide reputation. It has been praised for its extraordinary chronograph in many aspects. In 1963, Rolex launched a new generation of chronograph watches for racers-Cosmograph. This Rolex-created name and its innovative style immediately made this new model stand out; in 1965, the Cosmograph watch evolved further, replacing the original pumping button with a screw-down chronograph button. The screw-in button is a finishing touch to the Oyster case concept, protecting the button from accidental pressing. In order to highlight the enhanced waterproof performance, ‘Oyster’ is engraved before the word ‘Cosmograph’ on the surface. The outer ring of the speedometer is printed with black Plexiglas Plexiglas coating, while the white scale makes the reading clearer, which is another new feature of the watch. With the launch of many new surfaces, the previous series have become more abundant. One of them, known as ‘Paul Newman’, is more famous because of the famous American film star and racer who is a sportsman’s icon. He often wears this surface Daytona watch. His favorite surface design allows the wearer to read clearly in the tough racing environment.
This exhibition shows the speedometer used in the 1955 Daytona race
The calibre 4030, introduced in 1988, is equipped with, among other functions, the ‘heart’ of Rolex-a balance wheel with variable inertia balance wheel, fine adjustment screws and Breguet balance spring, and a brand invented in 1931. Automatic winding component of the perpetual rotor. The improvement of the watch is not limited to the technical level. This redesigned version of 1988 laid the foundation for today’s noble and elegant style for the Cosmograph Daytona watch. Rolex launched the reinterpreted Cosmograph Daytona watch in 2000, not only the first in history. The boom in Cosmograph watches is leading the future of chronographs. In 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cosmograph Daytona watch, the first platinum oyster wristwatch in the professional series was designed, with an ice-blue surface paired with 950 platinum, the supreme rare metal. This surface color design is unique to Rolex platinum watches. The Cerachrom ring on the watch is the exclusive innovation of Rolex, which is durable and exquisite.
History of a unique track
This classic Rolex watch is named after Daytona, Florida, USA. Daytona has a famous long straight beach and has been the legendary capital of land speed records since 1903. The first Daytona Continental was held in 1962. Just one year later, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watch was launched, and the race and wristwatch were born at the same time, and the fate of the two has never been separated. In 1992, Rolex sponsored the “24 Hours of Daytona”, officially establishing a long relationship between the two, and the event was renamed “Rolex Daytona 24 Hours”. The oldest and most prestigious race in the United States kicked off the international racing season and was referred to simply as ‘The Rolex’. This legendary event celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012, and one year later in 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the Cosmograph Daytona watch.