W&W 2023 | Rolex Unveils Latest Releases - Cosmograph Daytona & Yacht-Master 42
Rolex unveils its latest releases for 2023 at Watches & Wonders Geneva. The most notable addition is the latest generation of the Cosmograph Daytona chronograph, now equipped with a new movement. Additionally, the Yacht-Master 42 now boasts an ultra-light titanium case, and the Day-Date and Oyster Perpetual models now come in playful and youthful color dial versions.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Daytona chronograph, and to celebrate, Rolex has upgraded the case, dial design, and movement of this classic timepiece. The 40mm case now features chamfered edges, enhancing its sense of light and shadow. The ceramic bezel now features the same metal trim as the case material, highlighting the watch's metallic texture. The dial design has also been improved, with more slender hour markers and narrower small dial rings for enhanced visual balance.
The new Daytona model offers six case options, including stainless steel, gold steel, yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, and platinum. The highest-end platinum version features a mirror-polished platinum ring on the outer edge of its brown ceramic bezel, with an ice blue dial matched with platinum hour markers and sunray-patterned small dials. This version is also the first Rolex sports watch with a sapphire crystal case back.
The latest Daytona chronograph features a new Caliber 4131 self-winding movement with a swing frequency of 28800vph and a power reserve of 72 hours. It also features a patented Chronergy escapement and a blue Parachrom hairspring, providing accuracy to -2/+2 seconds per day.
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