There are few watch styles more timeless and useful than the chronograph, and few watch manufacturers more famous than Rolex. The company's Daytona series of luxury timepieces claims both of these outstanding assets as part of its constitution. It is indeed a shining example of what is possible when fine horological engineering meets uncompromising style.
In a world of gigantic luxury timepieces, Rolex watches stand out for their display of restraint in proportion setting. Most of the company's watches are moderately sized, and look fantastic on virtually any wrist. With its just-right 40-millimeter case, the Daytona is no exception. Daytona case metals include 18k yellow gold, pink gold, bright white gold and cool, brushed stainless steel. Some Daytona models feature mixed metal cases for a unique and beautiful two-tone aesthetic, such as an 18k yellow gold bezel on a stainless steel body. Dial styles vary widely and are sure to please nearly anyone searching for the perfect luxury timepiece. They include more basic options like white, jet black and midnight blue, as well as decidedly more exotic and luxurious ones, such as leopard with sapphire, grey, white or even green mother of pearl, diamond pave and 18k yellow or white gold. Daytona watches are outfitted with a variety of bands, including hand-stitched alligator leather and metal that matches the case material.
Along with unparalleled style, timepieces in this collection boast tremendous function in their classic chronographs, with three subdials indicating 12-hour, 30-minute and 60-second intervals. Screw-down pushbutton controls situated north and south of the crown allow control of the highly useful stopwatch function while a hardened, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protects the dial and affords 100 meters of water resistance.