Detail on Rolex Cosmograph Daytona — Baselworld 2013



On the occa­sion of the largest watch fair in the world, Rolex unveiled no less than five new watches. This arti­cle is writ­ten to focus on the new Rolex Cos­mo­graph Day­tona platinum!

Rolex unveiled at the first day of Basel­world a new Cos­mo­graph Day­tona, two new Day-Date, a new GMT Mas­ter II, and a new Lady Date­just Pearlmaster.

Today we take the advan­tage of only speak of Day­tona cel­e­brat­ing its 50th anniver­sary this year and there is already plenty to do!

Detail on the new Daytona

This new model was cre­ated to cel­e­brate the 50th anniver­sary of the great Day­tona. 50 years of hap­pi­ness between a watch and its pub­lic, it is not noth­ing! Admit­tedly, this iconic model has always cap­ti­vated fans, and indi­vid­ual enthu­si­asts of horol­ogy and auto­mo­tive. New Day­tona was expected, and like every year before the Basel fair, spec­u­la­tions were rife. Now it’s there, we can describe it as ele­gant and time­less as her sis­ters, and she takes the oppor­tu­nity for some very orig­i­nal col­ors, while remain­ing very faith­ful to the model in its forms.

This mag­nif­i­cent 950 plat­inum ver­sion is also 40 mm and hap­pi­ness comes back than ever with a ceramic bezel, but not just any. This is a one-piece bezel Cer­achrom brown choco­late that sur­rounds and high­lights a blue dial glac­ier reflec­tion cap­ti­vat­ing. On the same dial, a nice reminder of the color of the bezel on three coun­ters hall­marks of Daytona.

At the heart of the beau­ti­ful, excep­tional cal­iber, 4130, devel­oped and man­u­fac­tured in-house by Rolex, as indeed all cal­i­bres. This mechan­i­cal chrono­graph with col­umn wheel and auto­matic wind­ing move­ment is pre­cise and of course COSC cer­ti­fied per­for­mance. The oscil­la­tor includes a patented Rolex PARACHROM Spi­ral devel­oped in an exclu­sive alloy. This spi­ral is a small con­cen­trated know-how which has high sta­bil­ity against mag­netic fields and tem­per­a­ture changes.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

Hand strap, this course is a solid-link Oys­ter 950 plat­inum clasp Oys­ter­lock with the famous patented Rolex; but also with a mesh exten­sion Easylink, which per­mits adjust­ment to 5 mm, always pro­vid­ing great comfort.

We will return very soon on all new Rolex that are excep­tional news brand.

We all noticed the pro­fu­sion of pages ded­i­cated to the Rolex brand or its leg­endary mod­els groups. But none of these pages were an offi­cial page!

Rolex has made the leap to our delight as we now have at our dis­posal a flood of infor­ma­tion and beau­ti­ful pic­tures directly within reach. The launch was the first day of the fair in Basel, with an offi­cial announce­ment on

Remains to be seen what will be the talk of the brand in the media and how this page will be hosted. We always have hope because with a brand that has as much fame (more than 400 000 fans in two days), there is a good chance that things are still made in full.