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50th Anniversary of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by
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50th Anniversary of the Rolex Cosmograph DaytonaWednesday, February 26, 7pm-9pm – 4 Midtown Penthouse, 3301 NE 1st Avenue, Miami Midtown

Midtown Miami Residences partnered with Rolex Luxury Swiss to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cosmograph Daytona. Miami’s first Rolex boutique just opened its doors on January 16th in the Design District. Rolex Boutique Luxury Swiss marks a new era in fashion and culture for the exclusive shopping district comprised of luxury retailers. The first Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, a wristwatch in a steel case with a manual-wind chronograph movement, named after the famous racetrack, was released in 1963 and has been produced in various versions ever since.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 50th Anniversary party took place within a contemporary penthouse in 4 Midtown with a backdrop of the downtown Miami skyline, the perfect setting to compliment the selection of watches on display. Guests enjoyed Spanish tapas from Miami’s Perfecto Gastrobar and cocktails provided by Botran Rum. Midtown Miami Residences, owned by Gold Krown Financial, is located in the heart of the $2.3 billion lifestyle neighborhood of Midtown Miami. The residences in Midblock and 4 Midtown offer superior features, ground-floor retail, and an ambiance that celebrates all of the amenities and conveniences of city life within an intimate, yet bustling art and culturally-enriched community.

The watch, to which Rolex refer to as a “prestigious edition” is priced at around $75,000. Rolex admits that the new timepiece will not be attainable for every Daytona fan out there, but that the intent with the anniversary piece had always been to create something special and exclusive. The Daytona’s familiar tachymeter bezel, a key element in its identity as a watch for auto racing, is made of Rolex’s proprietary Cerachrom material, an extra-hard, corrosion resistant ceramic, with the engraved numerals and graduations coated with a thin layer of platinum via a PVD (physical vapor deposition) process. The wearer can use the tachymeter scale, in conjunction with the chronograph, to measure average speeds of up to 400 miles per hour.

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