Rolex “Big Red” Daytona, ref. 6263

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1980

Reference number: 6263

Serial number: 6,04X,XXX

Condition: hardly 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: Silver with Big Red Daytona Dimensions: 37mm Watch Movement: Manual-Wind Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel Box/Paper: Leather Travel Case Condition: Thick Case with Signs of Original Finish SKU: 134647 This silver dial Rolex "Big Red" Daytona ref. 6263 is a fantastic example of sharp looking configuration of a classic reference. The case is full and sharp and the dial is in fantastic condition, free of any flaws besides minor lume loss on the lume plot at 3 o'clock. The original bezel is also in fantastic condition. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find a 6263 in such pristine, honest condition. 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.