Rolex “The Black Big Red Daytona ref. 6263”

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1982

Reference number: 6263

Serial number: 7.426xxx

Condition: mint

Status: reserved

Dealer country: Monaco

Price in EUR €: n/a

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Superb example of steel Rolex “Daytona ref. 6263”, manufactured in 1982.  Amazing black dial featuring the “Big Red” Daytona signature at 6 o’clock.  Surrounded by a last generation bezel.  The present specimen is preserved in outstanding condition. Mov.: Manual, cal 727 Diam.: 37,5 mm Box & Papers: none


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.