Introduced in 1963, the Rolex Daytona is one of the most sought after timepieces ever made. Even after 50 years of its launch, this iconic chronograph named after the Daytona International Speedway race track in Daytona Beach in Florida (United States), still amuses the connoisseurs of luxury sports watches.
Specially designed for professional racing drivers, the Rolex Daytona has been associated with many racing legends. Since the launch of Daytona in 1963, Rolex has launched several versions of this iconic timepiece in steel, gold and platinum.
There is an interesting new trend among luxury watch connoisseurs to wear highly customized and unique creations based on the iconic models from famous manufactures. Customers in the above mentioned category often approach custom watch specialists who personalize timepieces in order to suit their specifications and demands.
DiW Manufacture helps such customers to become an owner of extra ordinary, non-conservative and most unique timepieces. For example, DiW has crafted a custom made Rolex Daytona watch in a full forged carbon case, becoming the lightest Daytona ever created.
The case of this custom Rolex Daytona is made out of forged carbon. Carbon fiber is an extremely light but strong material that is very popular in the sales of racing yachts, aerospace, military, and motorsports. Since approximately a decade ago, you can encounter it being used in watchmaking, as companies utilize it to create the most durable and lightest watches on existence.
The incredible effort put by the team of professionals at DiW Manufacture made it possible to craft a full carbon composite case for the iconic watch. While the watch keeps the original Rolex identity, it was transformed into a non-conservative, modern and bold timepiece. The watch was specially redesigned for those who want something special and unique and will undoubtedly bring its holder into a realm of artistic impressions.
Not only the new Daytona in carbon looks even more sporty than it was meant to be, but it is extremely luxurious as well. The development and production of carbon elements involve a lot of research and high manufacturing expenses. The bespoke house DiW Manufacture is able to fully manufacture in-house the carbon case, dial and bezel. The technologies applied not only improve the mechanical properties of the composite materials in the carbon fiber, but also are very complicated and require special machinery and specialists.
This Rolex Daytona in carbon composite is presented in different models. Each model has its own unique design and are also available in different colors: black, blue, white, gray, and also in a more limited version called “The Motley” which includes an artistic multi-colored dial and it is limited to only 5 pieces in the world. The retail price of the Rolex Daytona Motley is 43990$.
Movement: Rolex in-house 4130 caliber
Case size and material: 40 mm, carbon
Power reserve: 72 hours
Bezel: carbon with tachymeter scale
Water Resistant: up to 100 m
Strap: Handmade nylon-nato, with carbon buckle