Steel Rolex Cosmograph Daytona REF 6241with Tropical Registers

Model: , ,
Year of issue: 1968
Reference number: 6241
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a

Description

  • CASE Stainless steel, black bakelite bezel insert.
  • MOVEMENT Valjoux based Rolex caliber 722.
  • DIAL Silver with tropical brown subdials, excellent original luminous.
  • BAND Original Rolex Oyster bracelet, end links 60, matching year.
The ref 6241 is in high demand because of the attractive color contrast of the black bakelite bezel over the steel of the case: prices are significantly than those of the more common 6239. On top of that, this nice 6241 comes with a beautiful silver tropical dial to add more color to the whole picture. Really nice

Dealer

Alessandro Ciani

DAYTONA BEACH 1960

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.