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Rolex Daytona Chronograph Review & Luxury Preowned Watch Collector's Guide

Contact tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing and availability; Either I have it, or I can get it! The Rolex Daytona is the most coveted chronograph in the world, and it’s the star of today’s “Weekend Watches.” Tim Mosso takes watch collectors on an illustrated tour of the best watch brands in the Watchbox inventory of luxury preowned watches. Rolex’s signature chronograph chronometer is the headlining act, but brands from Audemars Piguet to Breitling to TAG Heuer ensure that all watch collectors will find timepieces to fit their tastes, budgets, and wrists. Launched at Baselworld 2011, the rose gold and ceramic Cosmograph Daytona remains a striking machine ten years later. Our 40mm Rolex “Everose” gold chronograph includes the black ceramic bezel that made this model famous alongside a matching black leather strap. The Rolex rose gold clasp ensures security on the wrist and precise fit. Due to the short measurement from lug to lug, this Rolex is suitable for wrists as small as 13.5cm in circumference. A black dial unifies the face of this Rolex Daytona. Black bezel and black dial blend into each other in a fashion that creates the impression of a larger watch. The tachymeter scale includes rose gold deposits so that the scale will remain clear and sharp indefinitely. All hour indices, hands, and the Rolex crown have been rendered in 18-karat rose gold to add richness and resist tarnishing over time. The famous red “Daytona” script contrasts in subtle fashion with the black of the dial base. Less subtle are the chronograph and constant seconds registers – all of which include polished rose gold chapter rings and centers with concentric patterns. Although this gold Rolex is biased towards a formal disposition, it’s more than a standard dress watch. The 100-meter water resistance ensures that this Daytona is only a strap swap away from swimming without worry. Rolex manufacture caliber 4130 includes automatic winding, a 72-hour power reserve, and robust resistance to shock and magnetism. A column wheel and vertical clutch ensure that chronograph action is both crisp and precise. For the first time on Watchbox, the celebrated German A. Lange & Sohne Odysseus sports watch receives in-depth attention and analysis. Additional watches from Audemars Piguet, F.P. Journe, Rolex, Greubel Forsey, and Romain Gauthier ensure an unrivaled luxury watch spectacle for collectors and connoisseurs. • 00:39 A. Lange & Sohne Odysseus White Gold 363.068 $58,950 • 34:21 Audemars Piguet Millenary MC12 Tourbillon Chronograph Maserati $149,900 o Reference 26069PT.OO.D028CR.01 • 07:30 Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback 5200-1110-70B $12,950 • 05:30 Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Grey Plasma Ceramic 5000-0240-NAOA o Not yet priced: email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing • 10:52 Breitling Chronomat B01 AB0134101K1A1 copper dial, Rouleaux bracelet $6,495 • 14:12 Bulgari Octo Finissimo S 103464 stainless steel o Email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing • 19:12 F.P. Journe Chronometre Bleu o Email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing • 21:09 F.P. Journe Chronometre a Resonance Black Label 2019 o Email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing • 16:44 F.P. Journe Elegante 48 Titalyt o Email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing • 03:45 Greubel Forsey Balancier Asymetrique U.S. Edition, steel $179,950 • 29:06 Patek Philippe 5059J-001 Perpetual Calendar Retrograde $39,950 • 26:27 Patek Philippe 5170R-010 Chronograph rose gold, black dial $69,950 • 09:13 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona 116515LN rose gold $38,950 • 13:05 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day Date 128345RBR rose gold, rose dial $52,950 • 31:06 Romain Gauthier Logical One MON00175 yellow gold, black grand feu enamel $129,950 • 24:17 TAG Heuer Carrera Montreal 160th Anniversary CBK221C.FC6488 $6,750 Please subscribe to our channel for the best luxury watch reviews on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/WatchBoxReviews/?sub_confirmation=1 Visit our website at www.thewatchbox.com for the latest pre-owned luxury watch arrivals and industry-leading value in previously loved luxury timepieces.