Rolex “Big Red” Daytona, ref. 6263

Year of issue: 1985
Reference number: 6263
Condition: hardly worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


Brand: Rolex Model: Daytona Reference: 6263 Gender: Gents Year: 1985 Material: Steel Dial Color: Original Silver with Big Red Daytona Dimensions: 40mm Watch Movement: Manual-Wind Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel Box/Paper: Handmade Leather Travel Pouch Condition: Likely Never Polished, Original Finish SKU: 133901 This Rolex "Big Red" Daytona 6263 is in fantastic condition with a sharp case, flawless dial all original components. The original crystal has some very light scratches, that may make the subdials look like they have marks, but the dial and subdials are flawless. This watch has an 8.55 million serial, dating it to about 1985.


Justin Gruenberg


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.