The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona

Updated: 2016-04-07


The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona was created in 1963 and designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers. With its highly reliable chronograph and bezel with tachymetric scale, it allows drivers to perfectly measure average speeds up to 400 kilometres or miles per hour. An icon eternally joined in name and function to the high-performance world of motor sport; it is the iconic benchmark for those with a passion for driving and fine engineering.



The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is the consummate Rolex chronograph. Efficient, precise, legible, robust, reliable, waterproof and selfwinding, it is also comfortable, elegant and timeless. Judging by the success and outstanding reputation worldwide of this peerless alchemy of form and function, it is considered in many respects to be the ultimate chronograph. More than 50 years after its launch, this embodiment of perfection is the product of a long maturation process. Each inscription on the dial of a Rolex watch is a guarantee of performance. They were added one by one to this emblematic model as it evolved. First "Cosmograph", then over the years "Oyster", "Perpetual", "Cosmograph", "Daytona" and "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified" were added, chronicling a legend in watchmaking.


Oyster Perpetual

Cosmograph Daytona - Yellow Rolesor

Rolex has a long-standing tradition of rewarding motor sport champions with a Rolex timepiece; in particular the winners of the Rolex 24 At Daytona® and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, who both receive a specially engraved Cosmograph Daytona. This legendary timepiece has established an extraordinary track record in the world of motor racing and represents the ultimate award in motor sport. Known simply as the "Daytona", this iconic watch has become the most famous and most coveted chronograph in the world of motor racing.

  • 2015 Lewis Hamilton (MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS)
  • 2014 Lewis Hamilton (MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS )
  • 2013 Sebastian Vettel (SCUDERIA FERRARI)
  • 2012 Sebastian Vettel (SCUDERIA FERRARI)
  • 2011 Sebastian Vettel (SCUDERIA FERRARI)
  • 2010 Sebastian Vettel (SCUDERIA FERRARI)