Li Yundi, a Chinese classical pianist, had already shown extraordinary musical talent before he began to study piano at the age of seven. During his schooling time, he won numerous well-known international piano competitions, and later he shot to fame by becoming the youngest champion at the age of 18 at the International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition in 2000. His Rolex Daytona wrist watch was a symbol of his glorious achievements. Liyundi owes his success to his parents because they give him the opportunity to realize his potential. To repay his parents, Li Yundi bought a gift for his father, so as to keep them close to each other–a Rolex watch.


When I was young, I found music for the first time, as if arranged by fate. To me, the music is full of charm, and able to perform a moving story.


Many Chinese families hold high hope for their children. However, my parents are different from the majority, they give me a lot of freedom, let me do what I want to do. The parents are open-minded and good-natured and tolerant. These qualities help me a lot to pursue music and art. Thanks to the nurturing of my parents, I can give full play to my potential. My music career began from the Chopin International Piano Competition at the age of 18. For 15 years, no one has ever been awarded a gold medal, and I am the first Chinese winner. I didn’t expect to win the game, so I was astonished at the time and immediately called my parents.

After winning the game, I considered buying a special gift for myself. For me, time is so important that I want to buy a watch that can accompany me all the time.

By my careful deliberation, I decided to buy a Rolex Daytona, because I think Rolex is a symbol of extraordinary quality, precise performance and excellence, matching my values and musical spirit. I wanted to own this watch very much at that time, so I tried my best to use the same as the pursuit of the music dream, and finally I bought the watch.

I didn’t expect to win the contest, so I was very astonished then and immediately called my parents

This watch accompanies me through every important moment, including the performance at Carnegie Hall in New York and the Royal Festival Hall in London and tour performance in Japan. The watch is a witness to these moments, it means a lot to me. It’s not just a watch, it’s more like my partner, it witnessed my growth, and went with me through countless challenges. All the time, whether I am happy or not, the watch has always accompanied me. It seems to have its own course of life.

a Rolex a Story Li Yundi
a Rolex a Story Li Yundi

It’s not just a watch, it witnessed my growth, and went with me through countless challenges

When I am ready to give my father a birthday present in return for his nurture and cultivation, I hope the present can make him remember me every day. So I gave him a Rolex and wished it could accompany him just like it did with me. Since then, I have had a special connection with my father. I will now pay visits around the world to perform, but no matter where I am, my father and I are still closely connected by the time and these two watches. The story I share is about music appreciation, parents and the wonderful things that time gives me. I will cherish these things all my life.

a Rolex a Story Li Yundi
a Rolex a Story Li Yundi


Daytona is a coastal city in Florida in the United States, for more than 100 years, the automobiles have kept to write chapter of speed and good times on the solid Daytona Beach. This great chapter began more than a century ago when carmakers tested and drove their carriages which are not driven by horse on the solid beaches of Daytona and its neighboring Ormond Beach. From 1903 to 1935, Daytona’s hard beach became an ideal place to break the top speed record, and since then it has become internationally famous, more than 80 official records were created, including 14 records of world’s highest speed. The first automobile race was held on the road of Daytona Beach in 1936.

In 1958, NASCAR created a Daytona International Speedway with a permanently- hardened road surface, Since then, the racing cars entered the Daytona International Speedway, the Daytona 500 International Car Races that are opened in March in each year are held here. Other international events are also held on this famous speedway , such as the Pepsi 400 car race that is held in July every year and the Rolex 24 At Daytona® that is held in February. Since then Daytona has become the world’s capital of car race. Since the 1930s, thanks to the oyster case and Sir. Malcom Campbell’s famous experiment, Rolex has won the reputation of multi-functional sports watch manufacturer. In those days, Rolex produced the first single-button chronograph, which was built in with the Valjoux chronograph movement.

In 1955, Rolex mounted a manually-winding chronograph movement in the Oyster case, which is the predecessor of Daytona, the Rolex Oyster chronograph Ref.6234, its watch face was equipped  with a speedometer outer ring scale and a distance meter inner ring scale. From 1955 to 1961, Rolex produced about 2300 stainless steel models, about 150 14K or 18K gold models (with equally black or white face), three-eye layout face (second bezel is located at the 9 o’clock position, the 30-minute timekeeping bezel is located at the 3 O’clock position, the 12-hour timekeeping bezel is located at 6 O’clock position), having various size versions.

a Rolex a Story Li Yundi
a Rolex a Story Li Yundi
a Rolex, a Story Li Yundi
a Rolex a Story Li Yundi

Rolex Daytona serial Watch is a watch in great demand, and it is very expensive, I recommend you to go to the website to buy it, where there are a lot of replica ROLEX watches, it is also recommended to me by a friend , at the time I bought one watch with the mentality of trying my fortune, I found this Daytona was really good with a good quality and waterproofness, it also looks very nice and fashionable , I recommend it to everyone!





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