1974 Rolex Daytona Silver Sigma Dial Ref. 6263

Model:
Year of issue: 1974
Reference number: 6263
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ n/a

Description

The Sigma 6263     -     The Daytona 6263 was born in 1971 as an upgrade to earlier references, mainly consisting of two main features, the pushers and the movement. After the transitional 6240 reference, the 6263/6265 was the first long run production featuring screw down pushers for higher water resistancy. They add a lot to the look and feel of the watch, plus the watch wears a bit bigger on the wrist. The second major change is the movement change from the Cal.722 to Cal.727 for enhancement of performance. Obviously the dial configurations changed slightly as well. What we have here is an early example of the 6263 from ca. 1974/1975 with a beautiful silver Sigma dial. You might ask, what is a Sigma dial? So let us keep this short. Sigma is a letter in the Greek alphabet and if you zoom into the markings at 6 o clock on the dial you will see that on the right and left side of the 'T Swiss T' marking you will see a lower case Sigma. These markings were compulsory markings that Switzerland imposed on watchmakers in the early 1970s. These markings came in effect in ca. 1973 and were there to actually promote the use of gold parts on the dial. In this case, the baton indexes and hands are in white gold. The watch is overall in a beautiful condition and well preserved. The case is sharp with great proportions and doesn't show much wear in age. In today's market it becomes tough to find a correctly configured Vintage Daytona. in many cases, some parts would have been changed and lost over time. This very watch is a great example of a 6263 Daytona featuring the original hands, bezel and pushers, the parts which are usually replaced by Service parts first when sent in to Rolex. This watch is a feast for the eyes, the brownish color of the lumes and hands stands out on the very clean silver dial. contrasting with the black subdials and bezel. A great great Daytona, look for yourself.

SKU 3.2.116
Brand Rolex
Model Daytona
Ref. No. 6263
Serial No. 3986XXX
Year 1974
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Excellent stainless steel case that has been polished in the past and is showing light wear from age. The lugs remain straight and well defined with sharp edges and clear lines. Numbers between the lugs are clear and intact. The correct bezel is in very good condition and shows some wear from age.
Bracelet / Strap Very good 7835/19 Oyster bracelet with 12 links and showing moderate stretch from age. The clasp is stamped 2/72
Dial Excellent Silver Sigma dial. Most of the original Tritium dots have deteriorated over time but still show the correct reaction when exposed to UV light. There is a very tiny tool mark above the R in Rolex, hardly visible with the naked eye
Price Sold
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Manual, Cal.727
Functions Chronograph
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers No

Dealer

Tariq Malik

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.