Rolex Daytona 6265
Designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers, the Rolex Daytona is the ultimate watch for those with a passion for driving and speed. First launched in 1963, the watch has become iconic as a high-performing, functional necessity in the world of motor sports.
Named after Daytona beach, where the very first automobile races were held and many new speed records were set. In 1962, Rolex served as Daytona’s official timekeeper and named their Cosmograph Reference, launched the following year was nicknamed Daytona to emphasis the affiliation with the race track. The original model quickly gained a celebrity following, with most noticeably Paul Newman wearing a Rolex Daytona on his races. The 6265 model introduced many different types of dials, including the very popular Red Daytona, as well as the gold models. It also featured a winding crown bigger than on previous versions. Equipped with calibre 4130, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement and it features fewer components than a standard chronograph, enhancing the movements reliability and allows for a power reserve from 50 to 72 hours.