Big Red Dial Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263 with Box and Papers circa 1981

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Year of issue: 1981

Reference number: 6263

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Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

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A fantastic example of this coveted model, offered in mint original vintage condition. Note the original pushers, gorgeous dial with all luminous intact and original (#78350) Oyster bracelet with #571 end pieces. The original bezel has a few blemishes. Accompanied by the original box and “punched” papers. 40mm. Stock 36625


Joshua Bonifas


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.