Rolex “The steel Khanjar Daytona ref. 6265”

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Year of issue: 1979

Reference number: 6265

Serial number: 6047xxx

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Monaco

Price in EUR €: n/a

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Exceedingly rare steel Rolex Daytona ref. 6265, manufactured in 1979. Made for the Sultanate of Oman, the present specimen is preserved in spectacular condition. The flawless dial features the prestigious white Khanjar logo at the 6 o’clock register making it one of the rarest and sought after Daytona ever appeared in the market.  During the 1970s, His Majesty Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the Sultan of Oman commissioned Rolex to produce an extremely limited number of timepieces often featuring the Khanjar logo, or His Highness' signature either at 6 o'clock, or 9 o'clock. Watches with "Khanjar" dials were presented as gifts to the closest dignitaries and officials. Case n.: 6047xxx Calibre: Manual, 727 Diameter: 37mm 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.