25 years after the debut of the Cosmograph, Rolex finally ushered in the automatic Daytona era. Prior to that, all Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watches were manual-winding ones, which kept some customers away. While there are gold, two-tone, and platinum versions, stainless steel Daytona chronographs are the most popular option. Join us as we explore the trio of automatic stainless steel Daytona references.
Among the premium line of Rolex watches, the Rolex Daytona chronograph collection is by far one of the most popular and highly regarded watches to date. Its fine craftsmanship and versatile, timeless design is sure to complement any look, whether it’s a casual shirt and jeans combination, a sleek business suit or a handsome tuxedo.
The Rolex Daytona was first designed for racecar drivers and enthusiasts in mind after the Rolex brand sponsored Daytona Beach, Florida’s annual 24 hour race. It has since seen several evolutions with a variety of dial and case configurations including the more modern Cosmograph inscription. However, one thing remains the same; its robust movement as a self-winding chronograph continues to deliver utmost precision and accuracy for timekeeping.
Available in Stainless Steel, Yellow Gold, White Gold, Everose Gold, and Platinum combinations, all Rolex Daytona watches feature scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and oyster model casing with a 40 mm diameter. If you want to include diamonds in your Rolex Daytona, these may be set around a Champagne-colored dial. Other dial colors are Black, Steel, and White.
As one of Rolex’s iconic models, it’s no surprise that the Daytona is often seen as a valuable and collectible timepiece. Both serious collectors and casual hobbyists may spend hundreds of hours scouring for rare and vintage pieces, especially those with earlier reference numbers. If you’re an online shopper, due diligence is vital in protecting yourself from fakes and imitations. If it’s too good to be true, it would be prudent to get a second opinion to make sure that you’re getting the real deal.
At Beckertime, we guarantee our pre-owned Rolex Daytona watches are 100% authentic and in top condition. They are also up for customization, whether you wish to change its dials and bezels or add original links for a personalized fit—we can make your Rolex the perfect timepiece for you. You can rest assured you’re only dealing with professionals here at Beckertime. We are a BBB-accredited business and have maintained our 99.9% positive feedback rating on eBay for more than a decade now.
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