Rolex Daytona ‘Big Red’ Ref. 6265 Year 1979

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Year of issue: 1979

Reference number: 6265

Serial number: 6047XXX

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Dubai

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

SKU 1.1.584
Brand Rolex
Model Daytona 'Big Red'
Ref. No. 6265
Serial No. 6047XXX
Year 1979
Gender Gents
Case Size 37mm
Case Excellent and sharp case with crisp and straight lugs. Reference and serial numbers are fully intact
Bracelet / Strap Excellent solid Oyster bracelet with very  little stretch from age only
Dial Excellent black 'Big Red' dial with brownish lume plots and matching hands
Price Sold
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Manual, Cal.727
Functions Chronograph
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers No


Tariq Malik


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.