Rolex 14K Gold Daytona Ref. 6263

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Year of issue: 1978

Reference number: 6263

Serial number:

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

As usual, condition is the name of the game. This beautiful 14K Daytona has the most vibrant visual impact you can ask for: the case, fat and all tarnished, appears to never have been polished, the black dial has a perfect patina, the bezel is immaculate. On top of it, Daytonas in 14K are rare, especially in the 5M serial number range as opposed the first batch, 3.5M. Amazing watch.

Case – In 14K gold, screw down back and pushers Movement – Rolex Valjoux based caliber 727, SCOC Dial – Black, with lemon yellow subdials Band – Shell Cordovan leather strap by Nick Gabarro, Rolex buckle

Summary (Brand, Model, Reference, Serial #, Year, Size, ) Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Daytona 5427XXX 1978 37 mm.


Highlights Rare 14K  Second Batch Fantastic Conditions Desireable Black Dial 6263 Reference


Alessandro Ciani


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.