Rolex Daytona Watches – Shine Bright Like A Diamond

6 February

 


Rolex History


 

Rolex was founded by Alfred Davis and Hans Wildorf in London, England in 1905. The name Rolex was chosen since it was easy to remember and pronounce, not for any particular meaning behind the name. Another conflicting account perpetuates the name was based loosely on the phrase “Horlogerie Exquise”, which means “exquisite watchmaker” in French. The company relocated in 1919 to Geneva, Switzerland.

Perceptions about wristwatches at the time were they did not accurately keep time, and in 1910 Rolex had their watches time accuracy evaluated by the School Of Horology in Bienne, Switzerland. The time keeping institute awarded Rolex with the first chronometer rating for wristwatches. The company later received the prestigious Class A Certificate of Precision from England’s Kew Observatory which was founded by King George III.

The brand’s name was registered November 15, 1915, and the crown that has become a well recognizable status symbol of Rolex was trademarked on May 2, 1925. In 1926, the Rolex “Oyster” was created and became the first waterproof watch ever made. Wilsdorf came up with the term Oyster during a dinner party while having trouble opening the shelled seafood. He then exclaimed that his watches should be as resilient as the oyster, which led to the creation of the watch. A marketing tool used to show off how water resistant the wristwatches were was displaying them inside aquariums in the windows of jewelry stores.

Other firsts from the company were the introduction of an automatic winding watch in 1931, and also creating the first timepiece to automatically change the date on the dial. After over a century of manufacturing designer watches, the Rolex name represents superb quality, luxury, and success. Cheap replica knockoffs of Rolexes are widespread all over the world, but are easy to spot by watch aficionados from their lackluster workmanship.

 


Diamond Daytona’s


 

The Cosmograph Daytona was introduced in the early 1960’s. More sportier than to other Rolex models, the Daytona is synonymous with race car driving. Like the Daytona Rainbow, the Rolexes pictured below are outlandishly flashy, diamond flooded pieces of art. Take a look and prepare to gasp for breath…

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Diamond Watch 116598 SACO

My favorite of the 5, this Daytona growls viciously with cheetah print on the leather band and dial. The colored diamonds around the bezel add a great touch to the design.

Model: Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona
Reference No.: 116598 SACO
Price: $78,000

 

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Diamond Watch 116599 4RU
With Roman numerals on the dial and a white leather band, this rocky Roley has class and flash. The red diamonds at 12, 3, 6, and 9 really livens up the piece.

Model: Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona
Reference No.: 116599 4RU
Price: $138,000

 

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Diamond Watch 116599 12SA

The Daytona pictured above brings a whole new meaning to “feeling blue”.

Model: Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona
Reference No.: 116599 12SA
Price: $138,000

 

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Diamond Watch 116599 TBR

Perfect for a black tie event, this black leather Rolex is a big winner.

Model: Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona
Reference No.: 116599 TBR
Price: $138,000

 

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Diamond Watch 116589 RBR

This Daytona fuses white leather with white diamonds to create something that can only be described as spectacular.

Model: Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona
Reference No.: 116589 RBR
Price: $72,000