Rolex Daytona ‘Big Red Sigma’ Ref. 6263 Year 1973 (with Box & Papers)

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Year of issue: 1973

Reference number: 6263

Serial number: 3972XXX

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Dubai

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

SKU 3.1.915
Brand Rolex
Model Daytona 'Big Red Sigma'
Ref. No. 6263
Serial No. 3972XXX
Year 1973
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Excellent fat case with sharp edges and very little wear, no dents or dings, original MK1 insert which is faded in some areas
Bracelet / Strap Later 78350 Oyster with 571 ends, little stretch for its age, 12 links
Dial Excellent black 'Big Red and 'Sigma', slightly creamy subdials, all lume plots original and intact, matching hands
Price Sold
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Manual, Cal 727
Functions Chronograph
Condition Mint
Box Yes
Papers Rolex Certificate, stamped 79


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.