Created in 1963 as the ultimate sports chronograph and indelibly associated with Paul Newman, the Daytona is the stuff of car racing legend. Fitted with a tachymetric scale on the bezel to measure average speed, the Cosmograph Daytona chronograph was designed to be the ultimate timing tool for endurance racing capable of measuring time intervals to 1/8th of a second. This luxury version of the Daytona is presented in a 40mm platinum case and houses a sophisticated self-winding movement developed and manufactured by Rolex that has passed the official COSC chronometry tests and Rolex’ own in-house Superlative Chronometer trials. The combination of an ice-blue dial and chestnut brown ceramic bezel is particularly attractive and the white gold hour markers and hands have been treated with luminescent material for additional visibility in the dark. Water-resistant to 100 metres and equipped with components in the movement that are insensitive to magnetism, this robust chronograph is built to last well beyond the race track.