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Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 2013

Backed up by huge reputation and tradition, alongside a history that will probably amaze eons to come, Swiss luxury watchmaker Rolex is celebrating 50 years since the dawn of the Cosmograph Daytona, one of the world’s most famous timepieces ever. Having been launched back in 1963, the gadget is an extremely well put together proof for the levels of technology mere human hands may achieve.

They’re celebrating the precious moment by launching a reinterpretation of the old Cosmograph, featuring bracelets and case in 950 platinum, as this is the first time for the Daytona timepiece to be fully finished in platinum, plus brown monobloc Cerachrom bezel and a superb ice-blue dial. The movement within the fabulous looking case is the renowned automatic in-house calibre 4130 chronograph with column wheel.

Measuring 40 mm in diameter, the Cosmograph Daytona 2013 keeps the sizes and scales of the older models, yet it still reminds us of the model they’ve launched back in 2009, the Everose version. According to Rolex officials, the brand hasn’t introduced any specific anniversary designs into this piece, as they have been doing until some time ago with the green trims.

There is a huge but, though – being fully manufactured from platinum, this particular model weighs an astonishing 280 grams. Quite tiresome wearing it on your wrist, is it?

[Rolex]

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