Rolex Cosmograph 6263 Big Red circa 1979

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Year of issue: 1979
Reference number: 6263
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Switzerland
Price in US $ n/a


This is a 1979 Daytona 6263, in mint condition, big red dial, case very sharp, perfect bezel, serial 6.1 mil, cal. 727


Laurent Ponti


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.