1960s Rolex Daytona, ref. 6239

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Year of issue: 1965

Reference number: 6239

Serial number: 1,08X,XXX

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Brand: Rolex Model: Daytona Reference: 6239 Year: 1964 Material: Steel Dial Color: Original Matte Black with Silver Subsidiary Dials Dimensions: 39mm Watch Movement: Manual-Wind Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel USA Jubilee Bracelet Box/Paper: Handmade Leather Travel Pouch Condition: Signs of Average Wear, Original Finish


Justin Gruenberg


Birth of a Horological Icon Timepiece  The myth around the iconic Rolex Daytona has spread around the world recent years. Always has the Daytona model been attached to motor racing, at first Rolex called their new Cosmograph the “Le Mans” and little later to “Daytona” when Rolex started to sponsor the well known U.S. speedway.
Cosmograph: a name that was to be the forerunner of great fortune. Actually, the choice of the name proved to be neither easy nor expected. Whilst Rolex on the one hand flirted with the car-racing world, on the other hand it could not remain unaware of the vast media attention, which at that time was surrounding the conquest of outer space.