Pre-Daytona 6238 silver dial

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Year of issue: 1964

Reference number: 6238

Serial number: 1166XXX

Condition: mint

Status: sold

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Price in EUR €: n/a

Watch details

The model which "infanted" the Daytona, the mother of all Daytona, super sleek and understated design. A true elegant classic (and very affordable compared to other sport chrono). Less than 1000 pieces still "alive". Full steel, silver "T swiss T" dial, chronograph, plexi-glas, screw-in crown, unscrewed pushers, 3 counters, small second hand, smooth bezel, Oyster riveted bracelet (7205), endlinks (71), mechanical movement, 72 caliber.


Antoine Rauis


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.