Rolex “The Floating Daytona ref. 6240”

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Year of issue: 1965

Reference number: 6249

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Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Monaco

Price in EUR €: n/a

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Extremely rare and early example of Rolex Daytona ref. 6240, manufactured in 1965. Amazing black dial featuring the rare and charming small “Floating Daytona”.  The beauty of this amazing very early example is enhanced by the oxidized “Millerighe” screw down buttons and black acrylic bezel calibrated for 200 units. Accompanied by Rolex Service Guarantee and booklet. Introduced in 1965 reference 6240 was in production until 1969. It is believed there are only 1.700 examples to have been made. Case n.: 1.269xxx Cal.: Valjoux 72B Diam.: 37.5 mm Box & Papers: Rolex Service Guarantee and booklet Manufactured in: 1965 Price: on request


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.