The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is one of the few watches that can truly be called an icon. Launched in 1963, the evolution of the Daytona has been gradual and subtle, which has contributed greatly to its enduring appeal.
While the earliest versions of the Daytona saw little demand, its major redesign in the 1980s, and its connection to Hollywood and racing legend Paul Newman, changed its course. Today, Rolex Daytona watches, vintage and modern, are the most sacred watch to collectors.
The latest generation of the Daytona – in particular, the stainless steel ceramic bezel version – have been notoriously difficult to obtain. The highly anticipated ref 116500LN made its debut in 2016, and until today, is still one of the most popular sports watches around.