Rolex “Big Red” Daytona, ref. 6265 w/ box & paper

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1979

Reference number: 6265

Serial number: 5,52X,XXX

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This Daytona is in exceptional condition with a beautiful clean dial, all lume plots in place, a nice sharp case and original, whole punched papers from 1979. Brand: Rolex Model: Daytona, ref. 6265 Circa: 1979 Serial: 5,52X,XXX Dial: Silver with black subdials Case Size: 36mm Case Thickness: 14.5mm Bracelet Size: 7.5 inches Bracelet Material: Steel Case Material: Steel Bezel Material: Steel Movement: Mechanical Functions: Time, Chronograph SKU: 116128


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.