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Rolex Daytona Facts

Chronograph Success

Our Rolex Daytona facts clearly tie the development of the automobile with auto racing in the United States. In fact, the 1930’s was an amazing era for the automobile. Mass production technology leaped forward and the motor car captured the imagination of Americans.

Official Timepiece of the Daytona International Speedway

Auto racing continued to grow in the U.S. over the next several decades, giving birth to endurance racing. In 1962, the Daytona International Speedway launched the inaugural 24 Hours of Daytona.  This was an event which would become the world’s premier endurance racing event. A year later, Rolex launched their first Cosmograph Chronograph featuring a tachymetric scale moved from the inner dial to the bezel, improving legibility. By 1966, Rolex would famously add the word “Daytona” to the dial. As a result, the Rolex Daytona would become a coveted prize awarded to each winner of the 24 hours of Daytona.  As a result, the Rolex Daytona facts show that the Daytona Chronograph would become the Official Timepiece of the Daytona International Speedway.

Worn by Racing Celebrities

In addition, these facts place the watch with a long list of racing celebrities. This list includes Paul Newman, Sir Jackie Stewart, and Tom Kristensen to name a few. Today, you can browse a distinct selection of used Rolex Daytona Chronographs here at BeckerTime. Visit today and discover why this timepiece remains a rare and coveted prize for enthusiasts of both auto racing and fine luxury watches.