Steel Rolex Daytona Cosmograph Ref. 6239 Silver Dial

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1968
Reference number: 6239
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: Germany
Price in EUR € n/a

Description

  • CASE screwed case, steel, acrylic glass, screw-down crown, 1.5mio d=36,5mm
  • MOVEMENT caliber 722, manual wind, chronograph
  • DIAL original Tritium.dial and hands
  • very nice condition
 

Dealer

Ralf Meertz

DAYTONA BEACH 1960

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.