Daytona 6265 “Floating Big Red”

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Year of issue: 1978
Reference number: 6265
Condition: hardly worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: Belgium
Price in EUR € n/a


Full steel, original Oyster bracelet 78350, endlinks 571, silver "T SWISS T" "Floating Big Red" dial, black subdials, chronograph, small second, applied "stick" indexes, screw down pushers and crown, steel bezel, plexiglass, hand wound movement, caliber 727.


Antoine Rauis


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.