Rolex Cosmograph 6263 with papers 1972

Year of issue: 1972
Reference number: 6263
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: Switzerland
Price in US $ n/a


Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 6263 with original papers from 1972, serviced at Frojo Marseille in 2005, perfect conditions


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.