The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona was introduced in 1963 and was designed for professional racing drivers. The early Daytonas had a tachymetric scale that allowed drivers to measure average speeds up to 200 miles per hour. Current Daytona models can track up to 400 miles per hour.
The Rolex Daytona has become a collector’s dream, with models increasing in price dramatically year after year. Recently the most famous Daytona, a well-worn 1968 Daytona, famously owned by Paul Newman himself, went for 17.8 million in auction, which broke records as the highest selling Rolex in history.
Rolex has a huge selection of Daytona models in the Rolex Daytona line. These Daytonas feature the all-too-famous 40 mm Oyster Rolex case made from a block of gold in the color of your choice (Yellow Gold, White Gold or Everose Gold (pink), and features an Oyster bracelet. Rolex also has 904L Steel, Steel and Gold and Platinum models. Various models come with luminescent markers, gem-set hour markers, or Arabic numerals for the hour markers. Also, there are differences in the dial color and the inner dials which could coordinate or complement each other. For example, the Reference 116508-0009 comes with a black dial which is beautifully offset by 3 gold inner dials.
The movement is a caliber 4130 perpetual, self-winding, mechanical chronograph. The Bezel has an engraved tachymetric scale. The crystal is scratch-resistant sapphire and sports a water resistance to 330 feet. It has a 72 hour power reserve.
The functions of the Daytona Dial were once thought to be unsavory to owners and collectors – yet are now the reason for their immense collectability. It has a center hour, minute and seconds hands. It has a small seconds hand at 6 o’clock, a 30 minute counter at 3 o’clock and a 12 hour counter at 9 o’clock.
The chronograph (center hand) is accurate to within 1/8 of a second and is activated by one of the side pushers. The side pushers can be wound down like the center winding crown to protect the watch movement while submersed in water.
Rubber B has designed several Swiss Made alternative straps for the Rolex Daytona. These waterproof straps are constructed of Vulcanized rubber and are calibrated specifically for each Daytona model so it is important to verify on Rubber B’s website for your appropriate fit.
As with all fine timepieces, Rubber B is the highest quality Swiss Made alternative strap in the market for your Rolex. Rubber B straps are engineered to achieve a perfect fit that will seamlessly adapt to your timepiece’s specifications on the case and clasp giving your watch a complete original manufacturer’s appearance combined with longer daily wearability and athletic activities.
These alternative watch straps for the Rolex Daytona are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber with no coatings, blends or bonding. Completely hand finished at the factory, they are engineered to fit various wrist sizes. For more information on Rubber B Swiss Made straps for Rolex Daytona and other Rolex watch models click here.