Rolex The 1st series Double-Swiss Daytona ref. 6239

Year of issue: 1963
Reference number: 6239
Condition: mint
Status: reserved
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € n/a


Extraordinary rare and early example of Rolex steel Daytona ref. 6239, manufactured in 1963. 1963 was the historical year when Rolex introduced reference 6239, the very first model of the iconic Cosmograph. For the first time, the tachymeter scale was moved from the dial to the bezel and was calibrated to 300 units per hour. The present 1st Series example is not only preserved in outstanding condition but is also fitted with the highly coveted “ Double Swiss” Grené dial which is enhanced by the wonderful tone of the chocolate brown registers that create an irresistible appeal. The case back is correctly engraved “6238″ and the 300-numbered bezel carries also the 275 mark between 300 and 250. Definitely one of the rarest and most sought after Daytona known in the collectors’ community. Case n.: 923xxx Caliber: Manual, 72 B Diam: 36,5mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in 1963


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.