The name Pucci Papaleo has become synonymous with the most luxuriously produced watch books that the watch industry has ever seen. Papaleo and his collaborators have produced world-class tomes on the Rolex Day-Date, vintage Daytona, Vacheron Constantin and steel chronographs.

Papaleo has now turned his attention to the post-1988 automatic Rolex sports chronographs in his latest opus, Daytona Perpetual. Revolution’s very own Ross Povey has co-authored the book and now we are delighted to announce that the book is available on Shop.Revolution.Watch

Pucci Papaleo
Pucci Papaleo
Ross Povey
Ross Povey

Sharing about the book, Ross shared saying, “A watch steeped in racing history and the archetype of a sports chronograph. This is what makes the Daytona Perpetual model such an important figure in the history of wristwatches. The fact that Rolex then took the watch in such a range of different directions with such contrasting aesthetics makes it the perfect subject for a book such as this.

“Being involved in a project focused on these watches can never be anything less than a dream come true. Daytona Perpetual offers the reader a visual feast of some of the rarest and most coveted of Rolex’s automatic chronographs. From tool watch to jewel watch, there is a Daytona for everyone in this stunning book!”

DAYTONA PERPETUAL, authored by F. Santinelli, P. Gobbi and R. Povey
DAYTONA PERPETUAL, authored by F. Santinelli, P. Gobbi and R. Povey
Some brilliant photography from inside the Daytona Perpetual book by renowned photographer, Fabio Santinelli
Some brilliant photography from inside the Daytona Perpetual book by renowned photographer, Fabio Santinelli
Some brilliant photography from inside the Daytona Perpetual book by renowned photographer, Fabio Santinelli
Some brilliant photography from inside the Daytona Perpetual book by renowned photographer, Fabio Santinelli

The Daytona Perpetual book consists of nearly 300 pages, offered in a large luxurious format, and narrates the development of Rolex’s iconic sports chronograph – charting the key stages of its technical and design evolution, starting from its epic unveiling in 1988 through to the most recent iterations of the in-house calibre Daytonas.

From early steel references with rare dial and bezel variations, through to unique gem-set and stone dial versions of the watch, the book is a visual feast for lovers of one of the most important references from the Rolex sports watch lines.

Pucci Papaleo himself shared, “My passion for watchmaking started with the early Rolex chronographs manufactured from the ‘30s to the ‘60s, and this has led me to understand them very well.

“And then, it widened up to Daytonas, learning to appreciate and study above all the manually-wound models. When three years ago we started the making of the Daytona Perpetual book, the Daytona universe gifted me once again with emotional feelings of pure wonder. At that moment, I realized that behind these automatic chronographs there was a whole new world to understand, love and tell.”