Where It All Started- Daytona International Speedway

We likely know the Daytona watch better than the Daytona International Speedway. For this reason, let’s take a look at the place behind the name first.

Daytona Beach is located in Florida, United States. Daytona Beach is the home of the Daytona International Speedway, which is known as the birthplace of motor racing and speed. Between 1903 and 1935, Daytona Beach in Florida became famous worldwide as a perfect place to beat speed records. This place has set the most famous 14-speed records.

History Of Rolex Daytona

Rolex’s driving history started in 1935 when Sir Malcolm Campbell set the world land-speed record of 276 mph wearing a Rolex Oyster watch. 

When Sir Malcolm Campbell set the world speed on land (276 mph) at Daytona Beach in 1935 while wearing a Rolex Oyster watch, the connection between the brand and the day and place became indelibly linked. Today, this watch celebrates its 70th birthday and is still the brand’s icon.

Introduction Of Rolex Daytona

When it was first introduced, it was known simply as the Cosmograph. When first unveiled, it featured a silver-steel model with matching bezels engraved with a tachymeter scale. It transformed into adding a bezel with an acrylic insert and screw-down pushers in two years.

The Present Rolex Daytona

Today we celebrate the cosmographic features of the Rolex daytona, which differ from the vintage models.

The materials used to make the case can vary, depending upon the watch’s style and the cost. Some materials used are white gold, rose gold, Oyster steel, yellow gold, or platinum.

Ready to race? The three sub-dials within the sleek black, blue, and gold dial options house a tachymeter scale to measure speed and distance, just like in the classic watches of years past.

Dial Is Legible

The watch is primarily designed for racing, and we notice that the layout of the Daytona dial remains highly legible. This is because the dial’s design aims to help drivers map out their race times and tactics.


In contrast to the previous models using acrylic and steel, the present Daytona’s monobloc Cerachrom bezel is highly resistant to scratches and corrosion.

Why Is Rolex Daytona So Rare To Find?

The Daytona is one of the rarest watches due to the combination of more minor productions of the watches, the complexity of the procedure, and the unique features it offers, especially in vintage models.

Low Production

We can’t guess the exact number of Rolex Daytona watches produced, as it is a closely kept secret. But the limited production of Rolex watches makes them hard to find. Throughout the growth of the Daytona, Rolex continued to release only a limited number of eyes. However, Daytona is unique because you’re getting the rare original.


Even among Rolex’s other groundbreaking and innovative watches, the Daytona boasts highly technical complications.