Rolex Daytona Cosmograph Ref 6265 Black Sigma Dial.

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1975

Reference number: 6265

Serial number: 3,95X,XXX

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

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Over the past 50 years the Rolex Daytona has solidified it’s place in history as one of the most sought after and popular chronographs in existence. The iconic style of the Daytona has been imitated by various brands for decades, but none compare to the original. Rolex released the Daytona in 1963, inspired by auto racing and named for the world famous speedway in Daytona, Florida, home to the Daytona 500. The recognizable design of this chronograph features three sub-dials, a screw-down crown at 3 o’clock and two push pins above and below the crown at 2 and 4 o’clock. The Daytona gained notoriety after actor Paul Newman began wearing a 1972 Daytona his wife gave him after he took up auto racing. Collectors and enthusiasts began referring to Daytona’s with a particular style dial Paul Newman Daytona’s. Over the years these chronographs have become increasingly popular, sought after and pricier, but there is no substitution them. The Rolex Daytona is an exceptional sport watch for all occasions.  


Justin Gruenberg


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.