18K Yellow Gold Rolex Oyster Daytona Ref 6263 from 1982

Year of issue: 1982
Reference number: 6263
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: Germany
Price in EUR € n/a


ROLEX Daytona Cosmograph Chronometer Ref. 6263, screwed case, yellow-gold, acrylic glass, screw-down crown, screw-down push-buttons37,5 mm caliber Valjoux 727, manual wind, chronometer, chronograph original Tritium.dial and hands, black leather strap, buckle, very nice condition, 1982 Price on request


Ralf Meertz


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.