Rolex Oyster Cosmograph BIG RED Daytona Ref 6265

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1979
Reference number: 6265
Condition: worn
Status: available
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ 72,500

Description

This is a fabulous Rolex Oyster Cosmograph BIG RED Daytona circa 1979. This original silver dial with 3 black registers and Daytona in Red is all original and in excellent condition. All lume plots are totally intact and original. The case of this watch is nice and strong and has retained its shape over all these years. The original steel bezel is super crisp as well. This Daytona comes on its original Rolex heavy oyster bracelet.

Dealer

Matthew Bain

DAYTONA BEACH 1960

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.