The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, introduced in 1963 was specially designed for professional racing drivers. This chronograph offers the ability to track race times and measure speeds thanks to the characteristic tachymetric bezel. The Daytona is a tribute to the historic site Daytona Beach (Florida) where the passion for speed and racing reigned supreme in the 20th century. The name reflects the link between Rolex and motorsport, which was further strengthened in 2013 when the brand joined as a global partner of the Formula 1.
In addition, the Daytona has become extremely popular thanks to the well-known actor and racing driver Paul Newman who wore and used this watch during his races.