Rolex Pre-Daytona, ref. 6238

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1965

Reference number: 6238

Serial number: 1,10X,XXX

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Brand: Rolex Model: Pre Daytona Reference: 6238 Gender: Gents Year: 1965 Material: Steel Dial Color: Original Black Dial with Gilt Printing Dimensions: 36mm Watch Movement: Manual-Wind Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel Rivet Bracelet Box/Paper: Handmade Leather Travel Pouch Condition: Thick Case with Signs of Original Finish SKU: 124583 Before the Paul Newman, the Big Red or the Panda, was the Pre-Daytona. This black dial 6238 is the rarest variation of the reference that started it all.


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.