Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 6240 circa 1967

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1967

Reference number: 6240

Serial number: 1.6

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: Switzerland

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Rare Cosmograph 6240 from 1967, serial 1.6 mio with leather and oyster bracelet, serviced by Rolex in 2015, cal. 722-1, non oyster dial Please note a small damage on the dial above the 6 o'clock counter No box no papers


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.