Introduced in 1963, the Rolex Daytona has been linked with icons such as Paul Newman and Sir Malcolm Campbell. As the Submariner conquered the deep sea, so did the Rolex Daytona on land. Designed for professional racers, it features a precision chronograph and tachymeter bezel which allow accurate measurement of land speeds of up to 400 miles per hour. The Cosmograph Daytona symbolizes Rolex's historical ties to the world of motorsports.
Throughout its 50+ year history, the Daytona has undergone some significant changes. When the Rolex Daytona first made it's debut it was significantly smaller, coming in under 38mm and it featured a hand-wound movement. Today, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona features an in-house automatic movement, sporty ceramic bezel, and measures in at 40mm. Click this link to learn about the history of the Rolex Dayona.