Rolex “The 1st series Double-Swiss Daytona ref. 6239”

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Year of issue: 1963

Reference number: 6239

Serial number: 923xxx

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Monaco

Price in EUR €: n/a

Watch details

Extraordinary rare and early example of Rolex steel Daytona ref. 6239.

1963 was the historical year when Rolex introduced reference 6239, the very first model of the iconic Cosmograph. For the first time, the tachymeter scale was moved from the dial to the bezel and was calibrated to 300 units per hour.

The present 1st Series example is not only in exceptional condition but it is fitted with the highly coveted “ Double Swiss” dial. This superb grené dial is also enhanced by the chocolate brown registers that create a wonderful contrast. The case back is engraved “6238″.

Definitely an amazing watch with a powerful charisma and one of the rarest and most sought after Daytona known in the collectors’ community.

Case n.: 923xxx

Caliber: Manual, 722 B

Diam: 36,5mm

Box & Papers: none

Manufactured in 1963


Corrado Mattarelli


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.