Rolex Steel Cosmograph Daytona Big Red Watch Ref. 6265

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Year of issue: 1979

Reference number: 6265

Serial number: 6,29X,XXX

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Brand: Rolex Model: Daytona Reference: 6265 Gender: Gents Year: 1979 Material: Steel Dial Color: Original Silver with Big Red Daytona Dimensions: 40mm Watch Movement: Manual-Wind Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel Bracelet Box/Paper: Handmade Leather Travel Pouch Condition: Thick Case with Signs of Original Finish SKU: 131165 This Rolex "Big Red" Daytona, ref. 6265 is in fantastic original condition. This watch has a full, sharp case with original finish, a flawless Big Red dial with all original lume in tact and the original bracelet is excellent condition. With a 6.29 million serial, this watch dates to 1979. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions.


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.