Rolex The Big Red Daytona ref. 6263

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1979

Reference number: 6263

Serial number: 6.198xxx

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Monaco

Price in EUR €: n/a

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Superb example of steel Rolex “Daytona ref. 6263”, manufactured in 1979. Spectacular silvered dial featuring the "Big Red" Daytona signature at 6 o'clock. The present specimen is preserved in outstanding condition.  Case n.: 6.198xxx Mov.: Cal 727 Diam.: 37,5 mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in: 1979


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.