Jump starting a vintage year for the ‘king’ of the industry, Rolex has unveiled six new Daytona models, to mark the 60th anniversary of its all-conquering icon.
Announced at the Watches & Wonders fair, the watch goliath revealed that it would be adding some tasty new editions to the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona collection that already has a waiting list as jam packed as a NASCAR starting grid.
Such is the popularily of the ‘grail’ watch timepiece, it is popularly referred to simply as the ‘Daytona’, and any new additions are released among a frenzy of interest.
This year the Daytona collection comes with the addition of six new versions and a Rolex-community pleasing new feature. The new models are in Everose gold, Oystersteel with a white face, Oystersteel with a black face, Oystersteel and yellow gold with a white face and Oystersteel and yellow gold with a gold face.
Careful not to mess with perfection, the case and dial markers have only been slightly redesigned, but the range now features Rolex’s latest 2023 movement – the calibre 4131 – under the hood.
The new versions feature restyled hour markers and counter rings, plus redesigned lugs and case sides. The platinum version comes with an ice blue dial and an oscillating weight made from 18k yellow gold.
All models now feature a transparent sapphire case back – a first for the Oyster Perpetual collection, and something the Rolex community has been keen on for some time.