Daytona “Big Red” 6263 Silver Dial

Model: , , , ,
Year of issue: 1979
Reference number: 6263
Condition: hardly worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: Belgium
Price in EUR € n/a


Daytona "Big Red" 6263 Silver Dial - Full steel, original Oyster bracelet 78350, endliks 571, silver dial "Big Red", black sub dials, chronograph, small second, applied stick indexes, screw down pushers and crown, bakelite bezel, tachymeter scale, plexiglass, mechanical 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.