Rolex Cosmograph Ref 6239 circa 1967

Model: , ,
Year of issue: 1967
Reference number: 6239
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Switzerland
Price in US $ n/a


very nice and original cosmograph circa 1967, serial 1.6 mil, with correct valjoux 72 movement, it comes with both leather and oyster riveted bracelet. the subdials have turned to dark brown


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.