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Classic and Cool: The Rolex Chocolate Daytona

Paul Altieri

Sporty, sophisticated, and so sleek it could make a grown man cry–the cocoa colored wrist accessory that should make every watch enthusiast wish list is the irresistible Chocolate Daytona Rolex.

Rolex Chocolate Daytona
The Rolex Chocolate Daytona will look good on any wrist.

Classic and Cool: The Chocolate Daytona

The perfect accessory for a business professional or sport obsessed, this classic cosmograph is well suited to dress up a simple sport coat or add a hint of elegance to a casual jean and jacket combo.

Stylish and timeless, the Chocolate Daytona 116515 was originally crafted for the fast and furious set; it was introduced in 1963 by Rolex and was designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers.

Rolex Chocolate Daytona
The Rolex Chocolate Daytona is a stunning watch for its rich colors.

The Rolex Daytona ref. 116515 boasts impressive functionality and features. The metal used in its construction is an exclusive rose gold alloy that the brand claims will not fade or wear over time. And the noteworthy Cerachom ceramic bezel is resistant to any scratches or sun exposure; it’s the ideal accessory for travel or a few spins around the track.

An alligator leather band showcases the tachymeter engraved black Cerachrom monobloc bezel, screw-down push buttons, chocolate brown dial and 18K Everose pink gold deployable fliplock clasp. Breathtaking in beauty and design, this popular model is a one of the most coveted models within the pricey Daytona category.

Rolex Chocolate Daytona
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An unforgettable chocolate dial boasts Arabic numerals and a central sweep second hand that allow for precise and accurate readings of 1/8 second. The two counters display lapsed time in hours and minutes.

To show off this statement making watch, opt for a houndstooth sports coat, with a simple lightweight sweater or crisp button-down. Polish off the look with a pair of classic dress pants or slim Dockers.

The Chocolate Daytona is a dynamic and distinguished watch for speed seekers or just those in search of a thrill (race car not included).

Paul Altieri

Paul Altieri is a vintage and pre-owned Rolex specialist, entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of - the largest and most trusted name in luxury watches. He is widely considered a pioneer in the industry for bringing transparency and innovation to a once-considered stagnant industry. His experience spans over 35 years and he has been published in numerous publications including Forbes, The NY Times, WatchPro, and Fortune Magazine. Paul is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest research and developments in the watch industry and e-commerce, and regularly engages with other professionals in the industry. He is a member of the IWJG, the AWCI and a graduate of the GIA. Alongside running the premier retailer of pre-owned Rolex watches, Paul is a prominent Rolex watch collector himself amassing one of the largest private collections of rare timepieces. In an interview with the WSJ lifestyle/fashion editor Christina Binkley, Paul opened his vault to display his extensive collection of vintage Rolex Submariners and Daytonas. Paul Altieri is a trusted and recognized authority in the watch industry with a proven track record of expertise, professionalism, and commitment to excellence.