A Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in stainless steel is probably the most sought-after timepiece in the world, at least it is – together with the Omega Speedmaster Professional – the most recognized and iconic chronograph timepiece in the world. Since a year or so, a stainless steel Daytona is easier to get than it ever was before. Long waiting lists (+2 years, at some point even more) were maintained by authorized Rolex dealers, where the sales people succeeded in giving you the idea that it was actually an honor to be on that list at all. No more. Oh no. Stainless steel Daytonas can now be found at list price ($10.400 USD / 7570 eur), sometimes even below that.
John Holbrook, owner of Luxurytyme and the Watch Talk Forums, is renown for his great write-ups on watches, especially Rolex watches. John wrote an excellent review on the current stainless steel Rolex Daytona model, ref.116520. Giving some history on the Daytona models, technical information about its automatic chronograph chronometer movement (caliber 4130) and his own view on ‘owning a Daytona’ and whether it will be a safe ‘investment’ in this uncertain financial era. Will the value and demand return when our economy improves again?
Besides the excellent write-up, John’s watch photography skills are very impressive as well. Click here to read the review.
Photo courtesy of LuxuryTyme, used with permission of John Holbrook.