Synonymous with speed
On the Cosmograph Daytona, the elapsed hours and minutes are shown on the counters at 9 and 3 o’clock respectively, and the elapsed seconds are read using the arrow-tipped centre hand and the 60-second scale around the dial.
The Cosmograph Daytona’s bezel, in metal or high-tech ceramic, functions as a tachymeter. Its scale can be used to read an average speed over a given distance, based on elapsed time. This makes it the ideal instrument for measuring speeds up to 400 units per hour, expressed in kilometres, miles, or any other unit of measure.
The place, the legend
The Cosmograph Daytona is inextricably linked to the world of motor racing. The watch pays tribute to a place – Daytona Beach, Florida – where passion for speed and racing flourished in the early 20th century. From 1903 to 1935, the hard-packed sand beach in Daytona became famous as the perfect place to beat speed records. No fewer than 80 official records were set there, 14 of which were for the fastest speed in the world.