Rolex Daytona History. The Daytona is without a doubt one of the most sought-after timepieces in the world. Being it new or vintage, this sports chronograph from Rolex can always count on a lot of interest from watch enthusiasts. Over at Watchonista, they decided to build an ultimate guide on this iconic Rolex chronograph. With the help of collectors, enthusiasts, editors and auction houses, Watchonista created an interesting time-line overview on the Daytona as well as a complete reference guide.
The Rolex Daytona history is being discussed by Vincent Daveau, journalist and watch writer, in a 7 part article on Watchonista. Also, it contains interviews with Christie’s International Head of Watches, Aurel Bacs, publisher of vintage watch books and apps John Goldberger and TimeZone’s Managing Director and watch lover William Rohr are being published.
Fratellowatches also has its own spot at this superb collection of Daytona related articles and posts, as we did some write-ups on this watch in the recent past. Remember our Daytona overview in the ‘end-of’-year’ special we did here? More recent, we discussed the newly introduced platinum Rolex Daytona that was introduced during the 2013 Baselworld exhibition. Rolex did what nobody expected, they did not release a 50th anniversary Rolex Daytona like many expected, but came up with a platinum version instead, which is part of the normal collection. You can read more about the platinum Rolex Daytona with reference 116506 here.
However, make sure to head over to Watchonista’s Rolex Daytona page here. If you are into Daytona watches and do not want to spend a fortune on the Mondani books, the reference page might be something for you. Also, the expert interviews will give you some nice and useful insider views on this iconic Rolex model.
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