1979 Rolex Daytona ‘Big Red Sigma’ Ref. 6263 (Full Set)

Year of issue: 1979
Reference number: 6263
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ On request


6263 Big Red - From all the Vintage Daytona References the 6263 seems to be the most popular one. The 6263 was introduced in 1971 as a upgraded version to the 6241. The upgrade merely included a movement upgrade from cal. 722 to ca. 727 and a pusher upgrade from the pump pushers to screw down pushers. The popularity on the 6263 (and 6265) also derive from the watch looking larger with the screw pushers. In the earlier years this reference was also fitted with a Paul Newman dial, the so-called Panda. Here we have a later iteration of the 6263 dating to 1971. The watch is preserved in excellent condition with a fat and sharp case not showing much wear from age. The black dial with off-white registers is nicknamed 'Big red' signalized by the Daytona printed in red above the 6' subdial. This watch ticks all the boxes in regards to the condition and comes in a beautiful full set with boxes, warranty certificate, booklet and matching calendar. These don't come up much recently and we are happy to offer this Grail among the Daytonas for sale

Brand Rolex
Model Daytona 'Big Red Sigma'
Ref. No. 6263
Serial No. 6197XXX
Year 1979
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Excellent, fat and sharp case not showing much wear from age. The lugs are straight and even, showing beautiful bevelling. Numbers between the lugs are crisp and fully intact. The bezel is correct and in very good condition
Bracelet / Strap Excellent 78350 solid Oyster bracelet not showing much wear from age. The bracelet comes with 13 links
Dial Excellent black Big Red Daytona dial in excellent condition. The surface is near flawless, free of any bubbling, damage or tool marks. The 2,3 and 9 lume dots have deteriorated which is a common issue on these dials but is original. The hands are also original and matching.
Price On request
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Manual, Cal 727
Functions Chronograph
Condition Mint
Box Green Rolex box & carton
Papers Original Punched Warranty, calendar and Daytona booklet


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.