Rolex “The steel Daytona ref. 6262”

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Year of issue: 1970

Reference number: 6262

Serial number: 2.533xxx

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Monaco

Price in EUR €: n/a

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Extraordinary example of Rolex steel Daytona ref. 6262, manufactured in 1970. The present Daytona stands out for its extraordinary condition. The amazing black dial is enhanced by the charming blue "Daytona" text. Introduced in the beginning of the 1970’s, reference 6262 was produced for only a short period of time. It was fitted with the 727 Valjoux caliber, an upgrade from the caliber 722-1 which was used by predecessors such as references 6239 or 6241. Case n: 2.533xxx Calibre: Manual, cal. 727 Diameter: 36.5 mm Box & Papers: Original Rolex service paper. Manufactured in 1970


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.