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WOTY2013:Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona


Earlier this year WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2013, made up of 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.

Highly commended for the WatchPro Luxury Watch of the Year 2013 was the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona.

As the great and good of the watch world marched into 2013 and to the revamped halls of BaselWorld, expectations were riding high for a new version of the iconic Daytona from Rolex, particularly in light of its 50th anniversary, acknowledging the 1963 launch of the model.


Watch enthusiasts and retailers alike were not left disappointed when the luxury watchmaker unveiled its new version of the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, made entirely in precious metal platinum and in a talking-point colour combination.

The ice blue of the dial, a colour that Rolex reserves for platinum models, is partnered with a chestnut brown monobloc Cerachrom bezel.

Meanwhile inside, the watch houses a calibre 4130 self-winding mechanical chronograph movement with a Rolex-made column wheel, and the oscillator has a blue parachrom hairspring.

Both the Rolex GMT-Master II with its patented two-tone, single-piece blue and black Cerachrom bezel and this Cosmograph Daytona created quite a stir in Basel back in April but there’s something about the latter’s intriguing blue and brown colour combination and the unabridged use of platinum that has luxury written all over it. Surely a talking point for years to come.

To read a digital version of the WatchPro Watches of the Year 2013 edition click here.

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