One of the most sought after series of watches is the vintage Rolex Cosmograph Daytona featuring the Paul Newman dial. Again, this is one of the toughest watches to lay your hands on. Watch lovers of all ages would vouch for the difficulty in acquiring one of these stylish watches. They place the watch at an elevated position reserved only for very few watches of its kind. The Daytona is available in a variety of models for you to choose from. Among them, the stainless steel models are the most sought after. They do come in white and black shades and both are equally cherished by watch lovers. Rolex has been crafting a very limited number of these watches on a regular basis and share them among their worldwide dealers. As such, there is no reason for surprise behind the highly sought after nature of the watch. It is public knowledge that Rolex lovers have to sign up with these dealers and wait for their turn. It could take many years before they can get the desired watch on to their wrists.
The ongoing economic recession in the US has affected the people who are selling and buying these Daytonas. Hence, you can get them for better prices now. As many financially struggling Daytona owners are trying to sell their watches, you have a better selection of watches available for purchase. Again, due to the inability of prospective buyers to come up with the necessary money to purchase in the time of economic turmoil, the market price of the watch is at its lowest level. But, this is not going to last for a very long time. As soon as the recession is over and the US economy starts to run in full steam, the Daytona prices would be back to its original levels or more. Hence, this would be the right time to purchase these watches as a valuable asset.
The overall design aesthetics incorporated in to the Daytona is of the top order. The perfectly crafted dial is clearly visible through the sapphire crystal. Shades of gold applied on the hands and markers helps to improve the legibility of the watch. Ample use of lume on the hands and markers helps to know the time even under dark surroundings. The finesse and finish of the bezel, case and the bracelet further adds to its overall look and feel. Unlike many other watches that are hard to read under direct sun light, this one is unique in providing clearly visible hands and markers even in such circumstances.
Again, Rolex has spent a lot of thought in to the creation of the bracelet as well as its clasp. Rolex Oyster style bracelet and flip lock safety clasp used in the Daytona was replicated by watch makers from many generations in to their models.
The Daytona is available in both black and white dials. There are admirers for both of these watch models. As Rolex does not reveal the sales numbers of the model, you can never know which one is more popular among watch lovers. But, both of these Rolex Cosmograph Daytonas are worth spending your money on.