Manufactured in scarce volume, gold iterations of manual Cosmograph Daytona’s were produced with two dial variations. Black background with champagne registers or champagne background with black registers.
Housing the Valjoux 727 mechanism, gold Daytona chronographs were powered by movements with the COSC official chronometer certification, which was an unusual feature for a chronograph of that period. Consequently, dials fitted on such examples, such as the present watch, bear the designation “Chronometer” at 12 o’clock, and “Cosmograph” above the 6 o’clock register.
In excellent overall condition, the present wristwatch is made even more desirable through its case and bracelet. Crafted in 14 karat gold, such timepieces were reserved exclusively for the American market and are now highly sought-after by the most intricate collectors. Very well preserved, the dial of the timepiece displays a vibrant champagne color.