They were not expensive when compared to other models in the Rolex Family. This model is a certified chronometer which is capable of displaying seconds with high precision. The results thus achieved allow the manufacturers to take it to the next level of manufacturing. Most of the older models were made up of acrylic domed crystals. Every watch that is named as a chronometer is a watch where every movement is certified. All the models in the Rolex Daytona are made up of premier quality components. These tests are meant only for certification. The new models of Daytona are certified and are available in the self-winding chronometers.
The sub dials inside the main dial usually were of a contrasting color or an opposite color to that of the main dial. This model was named after the famous race “24 Hours of Daytona”. These are exceptional watches which are very reliable and accurate at the same time. The dials came in four different colors and different combinations in layouts. This acts as a value add to your watch at all times. The testing phase is very vigorous wherein the movement of the Seconds hand is tested for several days in 5 different positions and at 3 different temperature levels. This model was the most collected by watch collectors also known as the Holy Grail. The watches are tested and certified by the official neutral body COSC. Every minute detail was given the utmost importance to make this watch a masterpiece.. And hence the make is flawless and so is the model. Every move is measured individually to adhere to the standards of the manufacturing. Owning this watch just means that it adds to some of your precious and favorite collection in your wardrobe. These tests are now handled by powered robots.
The mechanism is not just an add-on but it measures every movement and the duration of the event. This model was launched with minimum supplies but owing to the increasing demand in the later years the supply too increased. Later on this model specifically had gained immense popularity and the demand also increased. Tests only proved the excellence of the watches and accuracy in the movements. That is why these models are so expensive. The mechanism is very difficult for a simple person to understand. And hence it is important that you have the certificate as long as the watch is there with you. The Rolex Daytona is a chronograph or a chronoscope which is more than just a time keeper.Originally designed during 1960s the models in Rolex Daytona were available in four digits and later the series changed to a six digit screw barrel for injection molding machine model reference number. This model is also one of the most favorite watches of Paul Newman. Utmost care is taken to design and assemble each and every part of the watch. The static tests are conducted in extreme lab conditions on movements and not on the finished watches.
The certificate is so important that if it is lost once it cannot be replaced or a duplicate will not be issued. They are identified by unique numbers engraved on the movement and a separate certification number is generated by the COSC. The quality standards are never compromised and this is proved at the testing phase itself. Only an experienced person or a person who is trained can notice those minute but effective differences in this model. Only if the watch passes the test with high quality movements, it is moved to another phase. These watches were highly accepted by the COSC because they met all the testing conditions laid by the organization. There are block markers instead of lines and there are crosshairs across each sub dial meeting in the center. All the models are available with a chronograph and hence this model is also called the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. The most famous was the Oyster version which had a screw down crown and screw down timing buttons. Every chronometer is a piece in itself. It is not the movement that is tested but the behavior of the movement that is tested under extreme conditions. Earlier the Rolex Daytona watches were not much in demand. The watch behavior and the performance are not influenced by any of these tests and perform in the same condition. It is not a time keeping instrument which is an apprehension and an assumption made by many