Box & Papers Steel Rolex Daytona Cosmograph Big Red on Black Dial

Model: , ,
Year of issue: 1981
Reference number: 6263
Condition: hardly worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a

Description

Box & Papers Steel Rolex Daytona Cosmograph Big Red on Black Dial from 1981. All over condition is still very good, the case is strong and the dial is having all it's luminous, matching the handset. Period correct bakelite bezel and screwed pushers.

Dealer

Stephane Medam

DAYTONA BEACH 1960

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.