Rolex “Red” Daytona ref. #6239

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1965

Reference number: 6239

Serial number: 1597xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Arguably the most rare dial variation of pump pusher Daytonas, with the word “Daytona” written in red, this watch is further noted for its mint case and bezel condition. The black dial versions of this model tend to be both more difficult to find than their silver-dialed  counterparts and thus preferred by many collectors. The watch is fitted with a #78350 Oyster bracelet with 571 end pieces. This bracelet is correct for the model, but not original to the watch. 36mm. Stock 42712


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.