Rolex “The Asprey Daytona ref. 6265”

Year of issue: 1985
Reference number: 6265
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € n/a


Extremely rare Rolex Daytona ref. 6265 manufactured in 1985 and sold by Asprey in London. The beautiful black dial of this last generation 6265 example is enhanced by the "Big Red" Daytona signature at 6 o’clock. The case is absolutely untouched.  The case screw back is engraved with the prestigious Asprey signature.  Reference 6265 was introduced to the market in 1969 and ceased production in 1987. This new water resistant model featured screw down pushers and the 'Oyster' designation on the dial. Case n.: 8961xxx Calibre: Manual, 727 Diameter: 37mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in: 1985


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.