Early Steel Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Daytona Ref 6240

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Reference number: 6240
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a

Description

Early black dialed Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Daytona reference 6240 in all original condition. Comes with perfect matching MK1 pushers and early Mk1 bakelite bezel.

Dealer

Andrew Shear

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.