Rolex Oyster Daytona Ref 6263 Big Red from 1980

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1980

Reference number: 6263

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Condition: worn

Status: available

Dealer country: Germany

Price in EUR €: 76.500

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For sale is this 1980 Rolex Oyster Daytona Cosmograph Ref. 6263 Big Red, valjoux 727 caliber, original dial and hands, massives Oyster bracelet, 78350/571 -G in all original condition.


Ralf Meertz


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.