Named the Rolex Daytona 40 Watch 116598TBR as a tribute to the auto racing enthusiasts who travel to Daytona Beach, the iconic Rolex timepiece is one of the house’s most beloved watches. It merges style with function, with the versatility to go from the board room to the race track and everywhere in between.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Automatic Watch White Gold and Alligator with Sodalite Dial and Diamond Markers 40
Introduced in 1963, the Rolex Daytona 40 Watch 116598TBR is the pinnacle of quality and one of Rolex’s most beloved sports watches. This special Rolex Daytona review showcases the enduring design of fashion and functionality that goes from the race track to the boardroom and everywhere in between. It is the ultimate timing tool for endurance racing drivers and luxury watch collectors.
Popularity That Spans from the Racetrack to the Red Carpet
First known as “Le Mans” after the race held in Le Mans, France, it is a perfect racing watch with a tachometer bezel. It allows drivers to measure elapsed time and calculate average speed. Rolex rebranded the watch “Daytona” as a nod to Daytona Beach in Florida, a mecca for auto racing enthusiasts.
Famous fans like Paul Newman propelled the watch’s popularity. The actor was also a race car driver, sporting his favorite watch in many Daytona Beach events. There’s even a version of the style named after him and easily recognizable by its contrasting colored scale around the dial. Highly sought after and valuable, it is the highest-priced timepiece sold at auction for 17.8 million.
More popular with men and loved by women Rolex Daytona 40 Watch 116598TBR customers, it’s a perfect unisex watch. The Daytona is popular among celebrities, including Paul Newman, Victoria Beckham, Jay-Z, Michael Jordan, John Legend, Ellen DeGeneres, and many more. Some of the most sought after styles include: