June 11, 2023    |    

The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Honors the 24 Hours of Le Mans Centenary

Rolex Pays Tribute to the Legendary Race with a Special Edition Timepiece

The world of motorsports has witnessed countless iconic moments and legendary races throughout its history. Among these, the 24 Hours of Le Mans stands tall as a pinnacle of endurance racing, captivating enthusiasts and drivers alike for over a century. To commemorate the centenary of this prestigious event, Rolex, the renowned Swiss luxury watchmaker, introduces a special edition of its iconic Cosmograph Daytona. This exceptional timepiece pays homage to the unparalleled speed and timeless legacy of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

A Timeless Tribute

Rolex has a longstanding relationship with motorsports, and the Cosmograph Daytona is an embodiment of that passion. With its unrivaled precision, reliability, and style, the Daytona has become an essential companion for racing enthusiasts and professional drivers alike. This special edition Daytona further strengthens the bond between Rolex and the world of motorsports, specifically in honor of the 24 Hours of Le Mans’ historic 100th anniversary.

Design Inspired by the Legendary Race

The Cosmograph Daytona created in tribute to the Le Mans centenary showcases a design that exudes elegance and sportiness. The 40mm Oystersteel case features a contrasting black Cerachrom bezel with a tachymetric scale, allowing drivers to measure average speeds up to 400 units per hour. The bezel’s color pays homage to the classic aesthetics of early racing chronographs, evoking a sense of nostalgia for the golden era of motorsports.

The dial of this special Daytona edition displays a unique metallic grey, reminiscent of the asphalt that has witnessed a century of racing triumphs. The three sub-dials, characteristic of the Cosmograph Daytona, are enhanced with Le Mans-inspired details. The sub-dial at 3 o’clock features a striking green outline, symbolizing the famous racing circuit’s lush surroundings. The sub-dial at 9 o’clock bears a red accent, representing the adrenaline-fueled spirit of the drivers. Finally, the sub-dial at 6 o’clock showcases a Le Mans-inspired logo, reminding wearers of the race’s storied history.

Exceptional Performance

Beneath its captivating aesthetics, the Le Mans centenary edition of the Cosmograph Daytona houses Rolex’s renowned self-winding caliber 4131 movement. With a power reserve of approximately 72 hours, this movement guarantees precision, reliability, and accuracy, essential for both racing professionals and watch aficionados. The chronograph function allows for precise timing up to 1/8th of a second, further accentuating the watch’s dedication to the world of motorsports.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans has captured the hearts of racing enthusiasts for a century, leaving an indelible mark on the motorsport world. Rolex’s special edition Cosmograph Daytona, crafted in honor of this momentous occasion, encapsulates the spirit of endurance, precision, and speed that defines this legendary race. With its distinctive design and exceptional performance, this timepiece stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the unwavering commitment of Rolex to the world of motorsports.


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