Role “Big Red” Daytona, ref. 6263 with box and papers

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Year of issue: 1980

Reference number: 6263

Serial number: 5,50X,XXX

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Brand: Rolex Model: Daytona Reference: 6263 Gender: Gents Year: 1980 Material: Steel Dial Color: Black with Big Red Daytona Dimensions: 37mm Watch Movement: Manual-Wind Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel Box/Paper: Box, Certificate, Manuals, and Service Documents Condition: Average Wear, Excellent Condition SKU: 134845

The Rolex Daytona 6263 is among the most sought after references on the market and a pillar of vintage watch collection. This Rolex Big Red Daytona 6263 is special for a number of reasons. First, is its fantastic original condition with a excellent dial, great condition bezel and original pushers. Second, the watch comes with its original warranty from 1980, a Rolex Factory Service warranty from 1983 as well service receipts and documentation. This 6263 has a well documented history. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions.


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.