Rolex Daytona, ref. 6262

Year of issue: 1970
Reference number: 6262
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


Brand: Rolex Model: Daytona, ref. 6262 Circa: 1970 Serial: 2,62X,XXX Dial: Silver Case Size: 36mm Case Thickness: 14mm Bracelet Size: 7.5 inches Bracelet Material: Steel Case Material:  Steel Bezel Material:  Steel Movement: Manual Functions: Time, Chrono


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.