Rolex Big Red Oyster Daytona, ref. 6263

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1985

Reference number: 6263

Serial number: 8,84X,XXX

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Brand: Rolex Model: Daytona Reference: 6263 Gender: Unisex Year: 1985 Material: Steel Dial Color: Original Silver with Black Subsidiary Dials and Matching Luminous Dimensions: 40mm Watch Movement: Manual-Wind Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel 78350 Bracelet Box/Paper: Handmade Leather Travel Pouch Condition: Thick Case with Signs of Original Finish SKU: 128993

The Rolex Daytona 6263 needs not introduction. This model is not only one of the most iconic Daytonas, but perhaps one of the most iconic vintage watches ever made. This 1985 Big Red 6263 is in phenomenal condition. The case is sharp and full, the bezel is also in excellent condition. This watch has an 8.84 million serial. This is a stunning example of an increasingly difficult reference. Please feel free 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.