Ask any group of collectors of high end luxury watches to identify the last watch they would be willing to part with in their collection, and the most popular answer you’ll get is the Rolex Daytona.
No short Rolex Daytona review can properly convey just how iconic, famous, and sought after this watch is among connoisseurs. Since its roots in 1963, it has climbed the very Pinnacle of the Rolex hierarchy.
To put this in proper perspective, a watch of this line sold for more than a million dollars in 2013 at a Geneva auction.
It was valuable not because it was festooned by lots of gold or diamonds. It wasn’t owned by someone famous.
It was simply what it was—a great watch.
The Daytona was built to be a tool, and it was made expressly for professional race car drivers.
That was why it bore the Daytona name in the first place.
That town in Florida is famed for its motor sports, and these drivers wanted a tool that could measure time and speed with absolute precision.
The Daytona satisfied this need, as a chronograph with a tachymeter on the bezel.