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Which Rolex Does Brad Pitt Wear?

Paul Altieri

A chronograph as cool as Brat Pritt is

A well-known fan of luxury watches and Rolex watches in particular, superstar Brad Pitt is known to have an impressive collection of fantastic timepieces including both modern and vintage ones. He’s often photographed wearing some serious wrist gear and judging by the pictures, the stainless steel Rolex Cosmograph Daytona reference 116520 with the white dial is one of his go-to watches.

Brad Pitt wearing a Rolex Daytona (image courtesy of
Brad Pitt wearing a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. 116520 with white dial (Image courtesy of

Among the supremely popular Rolex chronograph family, the Daytona 116520 is one of the brand’s most cherished. Its full 904L stainless steel construction with a 40mm Oyster case and matching Oyster bracelet is not only highly attractive but exceedingly robust as well. A luxury Rolex sports watch at its best — it’s no wonder Brad Pitt chooses to wear one.

The Rolex Daytona ref 116520 is a very popular watch.

The Rolex Daytona 116520 is offered with either a white or black dial configuration. On the Daytona’s sporty dial sits three subsidiary dials — small seconds at 6 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock — each encircled with a silver ring. Above the counter at 6 o’clock is the characteristic “DAYTONA” designation in red.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref 116520
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. 116520 is offered with either a white or black dial configuration

To ensure waterproofness of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. 116520 to 330 feet (100 meters) the Daytona 116520 is outfitted with a Triplock screw-down crown along with screw-down pushers. The fixed stainless steel bezel is engraved with a tachymetric scale and the center chronograph hand can measure an elapsed time to within 1/8 of a second.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. 116520
The Daytona 116520 is outfitted with a Triplock screw-down crown.

The engine under the hood of the Daytona ref. 116520 is the proprietary Rolex Caliber 4130 automatic mechanical chronograph movement with a power reserve of 72 hours. The Superlative Chronometer Official Certified marque on the dial indicates that the self-winding 4130 movement is COSC certified while Rolex upholds that this particular movement is built using fewer pieces than other chronograph movements for improved reliability.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona reference 116520
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. 116520 is on the oyster bracelet.

The stainless steel case of Daytona is presented on a matching stainless steel Oyster bracelet with its iconic flat three-piece links and finished off with a folding Oysterlock clasp. The Daytona also boasts the Easylink extension system enabling the wearer to easily lengthen the bracelet up to 5mm for optimal comfort.

Rolex Daytona 116520
Developed in the 1960’s the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona had racers in mind.

Originally developed in the early 1960s with the racecar driver in mind, the Rolex Daytona has transcended that community over its more than 50-year history to include a wide audience of fans from all corners of the globe. Thanks to its striking good looks, masculine appeal, and steadfast precision and reliability, the stainless steel Daytona 116520 is a popular choice among celebs like Brad Pitt and regular folk alike — the ultimate cool chronograph.

Paul Altieri

Paul is the company's Founder and CEO. He is responsible for all the day to day activities from purchasing, receiving, marketing and sales. Paul is a graduate of Boston College 1979 and resides in California with his family.