Rolex The 18k Gold Daytona ref. 6263

Year of issue: 1982
Reference number: 6263
Condition: mint
Status: reserved
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € n/a


Amazing example of 18k yellow gold Daytona ref. 6263, manufactured in 1982. Reference 6263 was introduced to the market approximately in 1969 and ceased production in 1987. Mainly cased in stainless steel, a very small number was manufactured in yellow gold. The present specimen is preserved in wonderful overall condition. The champagne dial is featuring “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified” and the case is enhanced by a warm oxidation which increases the charm of this spectacular piece. Fitted with its original riveted Oyster bracelet. Case n.: 7426xxx Mov: Automatic, cal. 727 Diam: 37,5mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in: 1982


Corrado Mattarelli


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.