Rolex The Desert Eagle Daytona ref. 6263

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1976
Reference number: 6263
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € n/a


Extremely rare Rolex UAE Daytona ref. 6263, manufactured in 1976. The “Desert Eagle” is an extremely rare personalized dial exhibiting the United Arab Emirates coat of arms emblem in polychrome enamel, which prominently displays the “Quraysh Hawk”. Above the 6 o’clock register, is the signature of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum department written in Arabic script. The present specimen is preserved in outstanding condition. Finally it is accompanied by its original box. Case n.: 4.137xxx Caliber: Manual, Valjoux 727 Diam: 37,5mm Box & Papers: Original UAE Box Manufactured in: 1976


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.