Rolex King of Wings Daytona Ref 6239

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Year of issue: 1965

Reference number: 6239

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Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

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A super rare example of a co-branded Daytona, with “King of Wings” printed on the dial. Very few examples of this signature have come to market and they are believed to have been presented to Canadian military via the department store Eaton’s. Despite the clearly blemished dial, this is a very cool example that will most certainly make for much conversation among your collector group! The sub seconds hands have been custom painted white. 37mm. Circa 1965. Stock 36717


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.