The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is synonymous with screen actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. The mechanical, self-winding chronograph was first manufactured in the early 1960’s for racing drivers. A well-known racing enthusiast, Paul Newman received the stainless steel watch as a gift from his wife, Joanne Woodward, in 1972, and he would wear that watch every day until his passing in 2008, especially at the races.
Certainly one of the most iconic models to ever be designed by Rolex, the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona was first produced in 1963, and was named after the Daytona 500, held each year at the Daytona Speedway in Florida. Rolex continues to sponsor the race each and every year. Offered in stainless steel, 18-karat yellow gold, 18-karat rose gold, and 18-karat white gold.
This being the latest model launched last year at the basel watch fair in Switzerland features a stunning ice blue dial and brown ceramic bezel and is sure to be envied by anyone who sees it on your wrist.