Replica Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Stainless Steel Yellow Gold 116503

The Case

The 40mm stainless steel case. Stainless steel with solid 18k yellow gold bezel. Tachymetric sale engraved on bezel.

The Dial

Black index dial. Large central chronograph second hand. 30 minute counter sub-dial at 3 O’clock. 12 Hour counter sub-dial at 9 O’clock. Small second sub-dial at 6 O’clock.

The Movement And Bracelet

Automatic. Stainless steel yellow gold bracelet.

Replica Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, the Rolex’s iconic chronograph watch. In 1955, Rolex launched its Reference 6234 chronograph. Neither “Cosmograph” nor “Daytona” appeared on the dial; the watch was simply labeled “Chronograph.” Rolex first served as Daytona’s official timekeeper in 1962, one year prior to the debut of the Cosmograph Reference 6239. Rolex nicknamed this model “Daytona” the same year to emphasize the watch’s affiliation with the prestigious auto race. Reference 6239 attracted a celebrity devotee in the late 1960s. Paul Newman wasn’t just an actor: he was also an outstandingly successful racecar driver. In his heyday, he even had his own racing stable. His Daytona watch accompanied him on his races. In 2000, Rolex launched the first Daytona with an in-house movement. Caliber 4130. The change in calibers is visible on the dial, where the running seconds subdial has been shifted from 9 o’clock to 6 o’clock and the centers of the elapsed-minutes and running seconds subdials are now positioned slightly north of the dial’s equator.