To celebrate its iconic chronograph’s 60th anniversary, the crown-logoed brand unveiled a novel version of its sporty model boasting a caliber that’s evermore efficient.
We’d be putting it mildly if we said that Rolex announcements during Watches & Wonders Geneva 2023 were awaited on like the coming of the proverbial Messiah. This year, the manufacture met aficionados’ expectations by center staging a shrewd upgrade of its Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona. Its revamped 40 mm-diameter case, waterproof to depths of 100 meters, features the archetypal three-counter dial. The tapered hour and minute hands hovering above point to shorter indexes. Time data reading is just as exemplary as ever. These functions are still fringed by a bezel crafted in ceramic or decorated with a tachymetric scale, based on the version.
And, for the first time, the 950 platinum version hosts a sapphire-crystal caseback inviting watch owners to discover the openworked 18-karat yellow gold oscillating weight of the column-wheel 4131 caliber. This now wonderfully-visible selfwinding movement is set off with meticulous adornments. Its bridges are embellished with special Côtes de Genève enhanced with delicately-polished grooves. This high-performance device (72 hours of power reserve) stands out with Rolex’s latest innovations including the non-magnetic Parachrom hairspring and shock absorbers. Like in previous models, all the steel and precious metal (Everose gold, yellow gold and platinum) Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona references have been granted Superlative Chronometer certification. All that’s needed to give a legend a new lease of life!