Anyone who loves Rolex watches will know that there are lots of different options to choose from when it comes to finding your perfect Rolex Baytona watch. This watch was named the Daytona after the Daytona International Speedway circuit in Florida. It was specifically designed to meet the needs of professional motor racing drivers. It is now, however, also recognised as an iconic fashion accessory thanks to people like Paul Newman, who famously wore his Daytona watch between 1972 and his death in 2008.
Every little detail that you will find on your Rolex can make such a big difference to the appearance of your new watch and these details shouldn’t be a split decision. After all, if you’re investing in an item you want to make sure that it is perfect. To help you make your decision, we will talk you through some of the best Rolex Daytona watches of all time to help you make your decision.
Rolex Daytona – 6241
You cant talk about the Rolex Daytona without mentioning this model, it is considered to be the holy grail of watches. This particular watch is known as the John Player Special because of its colouring looking like the livery of a 1972 Formula One car sponsored by cigarette maker John Player & Sons. This model was manufactured in the 1960s and less than 300 examples of this 18-karat yellow gold were ever produced making it incredibly rare. If you are lucky enough to be presented with the opportunity to purchase this watch, you really shouldn’t turn it down.
Rolex Daytona – 16520
This is one of the best-known watches ever made and since being released in 1988 it has become a collector favourite. The 16520 is the original steel automatic Daytona. This model has the beautiful clean look that people turn to the Daytona for and will sit perfectly on your wrist. The 16520 is famous for being the last Rolex to use a movement sourced from another manufacturer, making it the first self-winding Daytona. This was also the first model to introduce sapphire crystals, lacquered dials and larger case sizes to the Daytona family and is famous for discolouring on the subdials.
Rolex Daytona – 116500
Every Rolex collector or reputable watch retailer should know about this model. It was introduced back in 2016 and was the first Daytona to feature a Cerachrom bezel, a patented Rolex ceramic material that is resistant to both scratches and ultraviolet rays. You will find this classic model gracing the wrists of many businessmen, it screams style and elegance. If you were to go ahead and purchase this model you know that it is timeless and not only can you wear it but it can also be passed down through generations.
Rolex Daytona – 116520
If you love the 116500 models but are looking for something more unique and maybe slightly more vintage then we would definitely recommend that you look at this model. At a glance, it’s very nearly the same watch as the 116500 replaced this model when it was introduced. However, this now means that this model is rare and highly sort after. This Rolex Daytona was introduced in 2000 and the demand for this Rolex watch skyrocketed. Although there are more precious versions of this model available, the steel editions are the most popular by far.
Rolex Daytona – 116505
We have mentioned a few classic timeless models but if you think you would prefer something more modern, then turn your eye to the Dayton 116505. This model is particularly well-known for its flawless good looks and you can’t deny that this rose gold watch is beautiful. To preserve the beauty of its pink gold watches, Rolex created and patented an exclusive 18-karat pink gold alloy cast in its own foundry. The size and smart design of this watch make it versatile, it works perfectly with casual and formal wear, meaning, you will never have to swap watches again.
The big decision
Of course, making a decision like this is very personal and won’t happen overnight, but if you have any questions at all about any of the Rolex Daytona watches that you are interested in you should seek advise from a professional. Here at Bonds of Brentwood, we are experts in preowned Daytona watches and have an impressive collection of vintage Daytonas for you to view along with new Rolex watches as well. For luxury watches don’t look anywhere else, we will help ensure you make the best decision when it comes to your Rolex Daytona.