Rolex Daytona ref. 6239 Circa 1962

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Year of issue: 1962

Reference number: 6239

Serial number: 1519xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

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A truly excellent example of a 6239, noted for its exceptional dial condition, case and hands. The color of the lume is matched and beautiful on the hands and markers. This early piece would have been among the first to say “Daytona” on the dial. Stock 37718


Joshua Bonifas


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.