The Rolex Daytona Watch Given To Winner Of 2017 Rolex 24 Hours Of Daytona Race

The Rolex Daytona Watch Given To Winner Of 2017 Rolex 24 Hours Of Daytona Race


The Rolex Daytona Watch Given To Winner Of 2017 Rolex 24 Hours Of Daytona Race Shows & Events


Yesterday, on January 29, 2017, the 55th edition of the Rolex 24 (aka 24 hours of Daytona) race took place, sponsored by, of course, Rolex. Part of what that means is that the winner get’s a special Rolex watch, so we were naturally interested to have a look at the watch itself.

After 659 laps over the course of 24 hours around the Daytona speedway in Florida, Ricky Taylor, driving the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R was the winner. Along with the bragging rights, the prestige of winning the race, and (obviously) the trophy, Taylor and his team (which includes Jeff Gordon) are also receiving a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watch in two-tone steel and yellow gold with a white dial. This is clearly not just any Rolex Daytona, but is engraved on the back exclaiming it’s meant for the wrist of the driver who wins the grueling 24-hour race.


The Rolex Daytona Watch Given To Winner Of 2017 Rolex 24 Hours Of Daytona Race Shows & Events



The Rolex Daytona Watch Given To Winner Of 2017 Rolex 24 Hours Of Daytona Race Shows & Events



The Rolex Daytona Watch Given To Winner Of 2017 Rolex 24 Hours Of Daytona Race Shows & Events


When discussing the win, Taylor specifically referenced the watch’s significance, saying, “After an intense race in tough conditions, it is such a relief to stand in Victory Lane as winners of ‘The Rolex.’ We take part in this race with the dream of winning the 24-hour marathon but also of one day putting a Rolex Daytona on our wrists. It really is the ultimate reward in motorsport and a reminder of our success. I’m very proud to be added to the accomplished list of Rolex 24 At Daytona winners.”


The Rolex Daytona Watch Given To Winner Of 2017 Rolex 24 Hours Of Daytona Race Shows & Events



The Rolex Daytona Watch Given To Winner Of 2017 Rolex 24 Hours Of Daytona Race Shows & Events



The winner’s Rolex Daytona in 2014 in steel


The Rolex Daytona Watch Given To Winner Of 2017 Rolex 24 Hours Of Daytona Race Shows & Events


It looks like Taylor got the ref. 116503 Rolex Daytona which is the two-tone steel and 18k yellow gold model. Rolex slightly updated the Daytona line last year by introducing a cerachrome ceramic bezel model, but I don’t think anyone is going to complain about getting the gold bezel here. Specific Daytona models given to the winning team vary year to year. What they share in common, however, is the satisfyingly pithy engraved case back with the race’s logo, the year, and the word “Winner.”


The Rolex Daytona Watch Given To Winner Of 2017 Rolex 24 Hours Of Daytona Race Shows & Events



The Rolex Daytona Watch Given To Winner Of 2017 Rolex 24 Hours Of Daytona Race Shows & Events



The Rolex Daytona Watch Given To Winner Of 2017 Rolex 24 Hours Of Daytona Race Shows & Events


The 24 Hours of Daytona is a physically and likely emotionally taxing race, and the glory of victory is guaranteed to go from an ephemeral feeling to a wrist-trophy. If you have the money but still need some marathon driving practice, you can buy a Rolex Daytona ref. 116503 for $16,900. rolex.com

Swiss Watches: Reviews on the Piaget Altiplano Watch

In 1957, Piaget Altiplano series launched the first ultra-thin watch that has overturned the watch industry, and the unprecedented thin watch case combined with the contracted dial, achieving the elegant implicative appearance to reinterpret the definition of grace. Coincided with the 60th anniversary of the Piaget Altiplano series, this year on the Geneva international advanced clock salon, Piaget also grandly presents the Piaget Altiplano anniversary series, reproducing the unsurpassed contemporary work. Among them, a simple and profound Piaget blue wrist watch with acme grace aesthetic qualities, getting rid of all the grandiose elements and catching the attention of the watches fans, to become one of the pre-eminent brand symbolic hour meter. (Official ref. G0A42105)

With the first ultra-thin watch aesthetic style as the source of creation, combining with the brand watchmaking skills, at the time of the series of the 60th anniversary, Piaget creates a new Piaget Altiplano automatic winding wrist watch. The Piaget represents the words of “Piaget Automatique”on the first ultra-thin watch again, with implicit “A” word reflects the history. With the special brand memorable meaning, at the same time of satisfying the needs of the contemporary, the Piaget Altiplano G0A42105 also reshapes the classic, fully displays the brand endless creativity.

The blue on the watch dial let people cannot fuse it. The unique Piaget blue dial, deep and full of appeal, and between the cobalt blue and midnight blue, it is a good addition to the spectator for the uk replica watches, and contrasting with the sun radial groove, you can feel it both vintage and elegant and fashionable at the same time. The low-profile blue cross pattern is originated from the Piaget collection watch, echoing with the classic platinum time scales and slender barton pointer, to create charming visual effect. And this Piaget watch is carrying with the automatic winding movement 1200p, which can offer 44 hour power reserve.