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THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS

The centenary edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a race that celebrates endurance and motor sport excellence, takes place on 10 and 11 June. Rolex has been the Official Timepiece of this legendary event since 2001.

 

Race Track - Rolex

 

A Century of Legendary Racing - Rolex

 

A CENTURY OF LEGENDARY RACING

Created in 1923, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is the oldest and one of the most prestigious car races in the world. A stern test of the reliability of the machines as well as the physical and mental stamina of the drivers, Le Mans attracts some of the greatest names in motor sport. On the 13.6-kilometre (8.4 miles) Circuit de la Sarthe in north-west France, some 62 cars, each with teams of three drivers, race against each other, divided into two Prototype and one GT Class. The winning team is the one which covers the greatest distance in 24 hours, some 5,300 kilometres (3,293 miles). Rolex has been the Official Timepiece of the race since 2001.

 

White Le Mans Race Car - Rolex

 

100 YEARS OF INNOVATION

Since its inaugural edition, the mythical event has been an ideal testing ground for the many advances in motor sport technologies. The trialling of a new road surface in 1922 (still viable today), improvements to safety, engines and aerodynamics, as well as, since 2022, the requirement for all cars to run on 100 per cent renewable biofuel, are among the notable developments marking a century of progress supported by this legendary endurance race.

 

Tom Kristensen Mr Le Mans - Rolex

 

TOM KRISTENSEN: 'MR LE MANS'

Since its inaugural edition, the mythical event has been an ideal testing ground for the many advances in motor sport technologies. The trialling of a new road surface in 1922 (still viable today), improvements to safety, engines and aerodynamics, as well as, since 2022, the requirement for all cars to run on 100 per cent renewable biofuel, are among the notable developments marking a century of progress supported by this legendary endurance race.

 

The cosmograph daytona - a singular prize - Rolex

 

THE COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA: A SINGULAR PRIZE

The winners of the top class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans receive an Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, specially engraved for the occasion. A legendary watch whose characteristic design has become iconic, the Cosmograph Daytona is emblematic of Rolex’s expertise. Equipped with a movement entirely designed and produced by the Rolex manufacture, it stands out by virtue of its chronometric precision as well as its unfailing reliability.

 

 

VISIT US TO DISCOVER FIRST-HAND THE COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA

As an Official Rolex Retailer, we are the only retailers allowed to sell Rolex watches. With the necessary skills and technical know-how, we will help you make the choice that will last a lifetime.

 

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