Collection: Rolex Daytona Watches

Rolex Daytona watches stand out for their chronometric precision and reliability. The Daytona has become legendary thanks to its distinctive graphic face and links to famous racetrack, the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. The watch has been improved and refined over time, but at its heart is a movement entirely produced by the Rolex Manufacture, delivering exceptional performance in every scenario- however challenging it may be. Buy a used Rolex Daytona to call your own at Trilogy Jewellers

The history of the Rolex Daytona

The Rolex Daytona launched in 1963 as a tool for the motor racing world, following the “pre-Daytona” models that laid the foundations for the Daytona we recognise today.

After somewhat slow beginnings, the Daytona has become an icon. It’s now the world’s most recognised chronograph and a true symbol of status and luxury.

1971 was a big year for the Daytona, when the references 6263 and 6265 were released, replacing pump pushers with screw-down pushers and signifying a more robust, water-resistant Daytona that could take on more demanding conditions.

In 1988, Daytona watches were fitted with the world’s first high-frequency self-winding chronograph movement, the calibre 4030.

Pick up a pre-owned Rolex Daytona if you’re looking for a wearable Rolex for smaller wrists. For something chunkier, explore the Rolex Sky-Dweller

Looking to buy a used Rolex Daytona? Consider this…

It’s one of the most desirable watches in the world, but which model should you consider when you want to buy a second-hand Rolex Daytona? 

Some of the most sought-after models include the ref. 116500LM with a Cerachrome bezel in steel, with black or white dials, and the ref. 116520 with a steel bezel.

Today, Rolex Daytonas engineered with precious metals are thought to offer the most value for money. Rolex recognised this and released a new platinum model in response in 2023. It housed Rolex’s new automatic calibre 430 and 18ct gold oscillating weight.

Rolex Daytona watches in the media

Hollywood actor and racing driver Paul Newman played a large part in Daytona’s rise in the ranks. Newman’s own Daytona, ref. 6239, was auctioned off in 2017 for $17.75 million.

Other celebrities who proudly wear their Rolex Daytona watches include basketball icon LeBron James, Victoria Beckham, Jonah Hill and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

FAQs about Rolex Daytona watches

Why is Rolex Daytona called Panda?

The Cosmograph Daytona features a legendary white background with black counters, which earned it the name “Panda” among collectors.

How long is the Daytona waiting list?

The Daytona waiting lists have shortened over the last couple of years. The actual waiting list time varies by reference, but you can expect to wait between one and five years for a new Daytona. You can, however, get your hands on a second-hand Rolex Daytona without the wait, at Trilogy Jewellers. 


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