1979 Rolex Daytona Big Red Ref. 6265

Year of issue: 1979
Reference number: 6265
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ 69,000


No matter which reference, the Daytona is the darling of most Vintage Rolex collectors and mostly they are coveted with a black dial. It’s a matter of taste on these if you chose a black bezel (6263), adding more contrast or a metal bezel (on the 6265) making the watch look bigger. The 6265 bears a very strong DNA with its stainless steel bezel like the 6239, 6262, 16520 and 116520. This very example has a razor sharp and fat case, retained very well since 1979. The Big Red dial is near mint and corresponds with the rest of the watch. A very attractive Daytona in super sharp condition.

SKU 3.2.038
Brand Rolex
Model Daytona Big Red
Ref. No. 6265
Serial No. 6044XXX
Year 1979
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Excellent fat and sharp case that has some wear from use. The reference and serial numbers are well retained and fully intact. The numbers on the bezel are crisp and some of the enameling is still intact
Bracelet / Strap Very good solid Oyster 78350/19 with 571 end links, Clasp code B for 77.
Dial Excellent black Big Red dial free from any marks whatsoever. All lume plots are fully intact and match the lume on the hands. The Tritium is original and correctly reacts to UV
Price AED 253,500 / USD 69,000
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Manual, Cal.727
Functions Chronograph
Condition Near mint
Box No
Papers No


Tariq Malik


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.