Its dial is available in different colors from black, white to champagne, the bezel comes in gold. [8], The Rolex Daytona was inspired by racecar drivers and enthusiasts, most notably, iconic actor Paul Newman, who reportedly wore his Daytona every day after he was gifted one by his wife. From sport models such as the legendary Submariner, GMT-Master II, Explorer, and Daytona to dressier Datejust and Day-Date (Presidential) models, there is a Rolex for every purpose. Also on the Daytona "Ice Blue" the dial is decisive for the name: the ice blue dial of the platinum watch is surrounded by a maroon colored bezel. 6239 Daytona, which sold for a record-breaking $17.75 million at an auction in 2017. [8] However, rare "albino" variants of the Daytona are known to exist where sub-dial colors match the main dial like Reference 6238. Its name refers to Daytona, Florida, where racing flourished in the early 20th century. By Rolex. About Rolex One brand wears the crown as king of the luxury watch world. The "Chairman Daytona" was created in 1991 as a variant of Reference 16528; it has a galvanised blue dial and the tachymeter markings go to 400 units/hr. [22] Externally, the third series may be distinguished by close examination of the dial; the two sub-dials at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions are now slightly above an imaginary line drawn between the 3 and 9 o'clock chapters, and the running seconds sub-dial has been relocated from the 9 o'clock position to the 6 o'clock position. Each collection of super clone Rolex watches is designed for a specific purpose. Years later, the actor's watch, which had been gifted to his daughter's boyfriend in 1984, was sold in 2017 at the Phillips New York Winning Icons auction for a record (for wristwatches) $17.8 million. The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watch, debuted in 1963, was created to meet the demands of professional race car drivers. most expensive watch ever sold at auction, https://www.phillips.com/detail/rolex/NY080117/8, "In-Depth The Sale Of Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona, The Most Expensive Wristwatch Ever", "Paul Newman's 'Paul Newman' Rolex Daytona Sells For $17.8 Million, A Record For A Wristwatch At Auction", "Tracking the Rolex Daytona: A 55-Year History", "In-Depth: A Vintage Watch Nerd's Critical Dissection Of The Rolex Daytona, Past To Present (Part 1/3)", "Historical Perspectives: The Very First Rolex Daytona, Explained (Or, What Is A Double-Swiss Underline Daytona? However, unlike the Datejust, the Day-Date is exclusively available in precious metals including yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, and platinum. [28] Woodward bought Newman a new watch in 1984, and he gave the Rolex Daytona to Cox. [20], After Zenith Radio resold Zenith in 1978, Ebel decided to purchase some unassembled Calibre 3019PHC movements in 1981, which Zenith assembled out of leftover spare parts. 3,303. $43,499.00. Rolex Daytona. Earliest model carries extra tachymeter engraving at 275 units/hr. Shipping Options. In 1984, Paul Newman gave his first Rolex Daytona to James Cox, then the boyfriend of his daughter, Nell Newman. The first version, Reference 6239 featured plain pushers (timing buttons) and did not have the "Oyster" features to enhance water resistance, which include a screw-down winding crown and screw-down timing buttons. [8][33], On 26 October 2017, a Rolex Daytona (Ref. [20] Rolex modified the movement by reducing the beats to 28,800 VPH to increase the power reserve, and made a few other changes, retaining only 50% of the original parts. 6263 in steel, manufactured in 1969, for CHF 989000 (well over one million US dollars). First appearance of optional metallic dial finish. Rolex Precision with a polished 34mm (inc crown) 9ct gold case with a beautiful, untouched ivory dial with applied gold batons and sword shaped hands. Replica Rolex Daytona White Gold Diamond Set Custom Rainbow 116509 $ 194.00 $ 179.00 Add to cart; Sale! First, a Paul Newman dial must be in an original series watch (with a four-digit Reference number), installed by Rolex Geneva as original. It also featured a tachymeter scale on the outer chapter ring, and a telemeter chronograph scale on the inner chapter ring. [15] Cox announced his plans to donate a significant portion of the proceeds to the Nell Newman Foundation[3] and Newman's Own Foundation.[17]. [27] A similar dial was used in the prototype Rolex Yachtmaster, of which three examples are known to exist.[27]. There are different types of gold used by Rolex. [6] Rolex introduced a more modern chronograph in 1955, designated Reference 6234, and manufactured approximately 500 per year until 1961, the year it was discontinued. The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116503 or its predecessor Cosmograph Daytona 116523 is a Rolesor variant, meaning its bracelet is made of a combination of stainless steel and yellow gold. ... $9,599.00. If you want to treat yourself or a loved one to a piece of stunning gold jewellery, you’ll find a great selection here at Goldsmiths. From sport models such as the legendary Submariner, GMT-Master II, Explorer, and Daytona to dressier Datejust and Day-Date (Presidential) models, there is a Rolex for every purpose. 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[9][10] In addition to the chronograph features, the wristwatch featured a bezel engraved with a tachymeter, as the watch was intended for racing drivers. "One of the days at the treehouse, Paul [Newman] asked me what time it was, to set his watch. On sale. The movement has proven to be exceptionally reliable and accurate. All of the original series had acrylic domed crystals. While cosmetically similar, the second series introduced a self-winding movement (the first series is hand-wound), and the third series brought manufacture of the movement in-house to Rolex. [8] Two second series Daytonas were sold with leather straps: Reference 16518 (yellow gold) and 16519 (white gold). [3][30] Cox, who put the watch up for auction in 2017, said that Newman gave him the watch in 1984 as a gift after offering to repair the treehouse at the Newman home in Westport, Connecticut. The dial came in four color and layout combinations, and was installed as an option by Rolex on the Daytona line of watches in the original series. Replica Rolex Yacht-Master 116681 II Silver Rose Gold Automatic Dial $ 225.00 $ 119.00 Add to cart; Sale! The benefit of Datejust is its versatility. The second series uses a modified automatic winding movement, originally manufactured by Zenith for their "El Primero" watch, designated by Zenith as Calibre 3019PHC. Waterproof to 100 meters. 40mm 18K Everose gold case, screw-down crown and push buttons, bezel with engraved tachymetric scale, pink dial with 8 baguette-cut and 3 diamond hour markers, Rolex calibre 4130 automatic movement, Everose gold Oyster bracelet, folding Oysterlock buckle with Easylink 5mm comfort … Newman typically wore it on a leather military strap, and was photographed wearing it in this fashion for the 1972 book Paul Newman - Les images d'une vie. was - $10,099.00 | 5% OFF. [6], The original series, produced in small quantities from circa 1963 to the later 1980s, had a four-digit model or reference number, and had a manual wind movement. 40mm 18K Everose gold case, tachymeter engraved bezel, screw-down push buttons, pink dial with black subdials, and Oysterlock bracelet with Easylink. Who Makes The Best Rolex Replica Watches? The most expensive Rolex Daytona ever sold is Paul Newman's very own ref. Rolex Explorer II 16570 Black Dial $ 9,395.00 $ 6,399.95 Add to cart; Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 “Great White” Vintage $ 17,999.95 Add to cart; Rolex Submariner 5513 Stainless Steel “Meters First” Matte Black Dial $ 13,999.95 Add to cart [27] Examples of the Reference 6240 Paul Newman have been postulated to exist, which would be either two- or three-color dials. Exclusive pre-owned and nostalgic vintage models with a 2 year warranty. Replica Rolex Sea-Dweller 2-Tone 43mm 126603 $ 1,349.00; Replica Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea Ceramic Bezel 44mm 126660 $ 1,349.00; Rolex Yacht-Master 42mm Rubber Band 18k White Gold wrap $ 1,299.00; Artisans de Genève Andrea Pirlo Rolex Submariner Skeleton 904L Steel No Date Forged Carbon Bezel 40mm Swiss Replica Watch $ 1,390.00 Ladies Concord 18K Gold Plate Two-Tone Freedom Watch 15.57.263 $ 1,000.00 $ 399.95 Add to cart; Sale! Founded in 1905 (but named Rolex in 1908), the company has been consistently winning watch lovers over. [14] The word "Daytona" was added below the 12 o'clock "Rolex Cosmograph" signature in 1964, then moved to a position above the 6 o'clock (hours) sub-dial by 1967. Yellow gold and white gold are both frequently used in models, while the unique Everose Gold features copper and silver added to the formula for an unusually warm, rose-tinted colour. Fitted to a brown crop strap with a Genuine Rolex 9ct gold buckle. [25][26] It is estimated that only one in twenty Daytonas were equipped with the "exotic" dial because they were slow to sell,[27][28] and that only 2,000 to 3,000 such "exotic" dial variants were ever manufactured. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Model number 116520 stainless steel black dial Rolex Daytona. Stock Number: 30022 $34,650.00 ... Rolex President White Gold Myriad Diamond Dial Ladies Watch 69179 Box Papers. The movement is essential to distinguish the original series from the later two series, as the other two movements are self-wound. These Daytonas are very rare and very collectible. Prices are subject to change without notice. Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo in New York City, as part of the "WINNING ICONS: Milestone Watches of the 20th Century" auction. In 2016, Rolex updated its iconic 904L stainless steel 40MM Daytona Cosmograph wristwatch by adding a Cerachrom ceramic bezel and new black trimmed subdials giving it a fresh black and white panda look while still honoring its heritage. Rolex is one of the most famous luxury watch brands in the world. "At that time, I knew Rolex was an amazing brand, but I had no idea how significant the watch was," James says. WatchBox is the global leader in Guaranteed Pre-Owned Rolex watches for sale. He was clearly surprised. [24], The rarest Daytonas are those with what has been called the "exotic" or "Paul Newman" dial. [27] References 6262 (steel bezel) and 6264 (black bezel) were the last of the three-color watches as Rolex began to transition to Calibre 727, and the final References 6265 (steel bezel) and 6263 (black bezel) used a two-color dial (where the outer track hashes no longer are painted in red) with an "Oyster" case, featuring a screw-down crown and pushers. The Rolex Daytona "Panda" (Ref 116523) comes with a white dial with black sub-dials. Go to next slide - Shop by Model. Rolex Daytona White Panda Dial Steel Ceramic Automatic Mens Watch 116500LN w. $27,399.00. Stainless steel oyster case 28.0 mm in diameter. [31][32] In 1988, a stainless "Paul Newman" Daytona (Ref. was - $43,999.00 | 1% OFF. Rolex Precision. 727 was certified as a chronometer in some cases. I replied, 'I don’t know—I don’t have a watch.' 22. 40mm 18K Everose gold case, tachymeter engraved bezel, screw-down push buttons, black dial with Everrose subdials, and Oysterlock bracelet with Easylink. [37] In 1984, when Newman gave the watch to James Cox, the watch was selling for about $200. The modified movement was designated Calibre 4030 by Rolex.[6][9]. "[28] Bacs himself was initially skeptical, but was humbled "to discover that a collector had told the owners that there was only one person, and one auction house that could do the job properly" of auctioning the rare watch, leading James Cox to hire Bacs. was - $7,250.00 | 37% OFF. Prior to the release of the "Daytona", Rolex produced chronographs using movements sourced from outside manufacturers housed in conventional and, starting in the 1940s, Oyster cases. Rolex GMT-Master II Oyster, 40 mm, Oystersteel and Everose gold M126711CHNR-0002 £11,850.00 Rolex GMT-Master II Oyster, 40 mm, Oystersteel M126710BLNR-0002 A symbol, Rolex is one of the most beloved expensive brands. Rolex Datejust 41 White Dial Gold & Steel Men's Watch 126334-0009 Rolex GMT-Master II Two Tone Black Dial Men's Watch 116713LN-0001 Rolex Datejust 41 Mother of … Sturdy, clean, masculine, modern design makes Submariner both practical and handsome. Rolex. Gold signifies luxury, class and quality. The movement used remained based on the manual-wind Valjoux Calibre 72, but with some refinements, and was called the Rolex Calibre 727. [27], The earliest "Paul Newman" Daytonas are Reference 6239 model watches, which use a black or white dial, and are known as three-color watches, as they have the name "Daytona" and hashmarks on the outer track painted in red. 40mm 18K Everose gold case, screw-down crown and push buttons, fixed Everose gold bezel with engraved tachymetric scale, chocolate dial, black Arabic numerals, Rolex calibre 4130 automatic movement, 18K Everosed gold Oyster bracelet, folding Oysterlock buckle with Easylink 5mm comfort extension link. All variants include "Daytona" printed on dial. [16] The second Daytona was reportedly purchased in 1984, which prompted Newman to gift the first Daytona to his daughter's boyfriend, James Cox, that year. WatchBox is the global leader in Guaranteed Pre-Owned Rolex watches for sale. 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