Rolex The Desert Eagle Daytona ref. 6263

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1976
Reference number: 6263
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Monaco
Dealer name: Corrado Mattarelli
Price in EUR € On request


Outstanding example of Rolex Daytona ref. 6263, manufactured in 1976. Reference 6263 was in production from 1969 until 1987 together with its metal-bezel sibling reference 6265. The final evolution of the manual Daytona line, it is considered the most representative and iconic reference since it incorporates all the details which made the Daytona a masterpiece of design: bezel with black insert bearing a tachymetre scale, screw-down pushers, and the unmistakable Rolex Oyster case. Along with reference 6265, it featured the upgraded caliber 727. The black/white chromatic scheme which alternates not only on the dial, but also on the shiny case and the black bezel, creates an undeniably harmonious and eye catching aesthetic impact to the hole timepiece. Preserved in amazing condition, the present example represents an important step in Rolex history and it is immediately recognizable by its unmistakable dial configuration. The “Desert Eagle” is an extremely rare personalized dial featuring the United Arab Emirates coat of arms emblem: the UAE Quraysh Hawk rendered in polychrome enamel relief printing which replaces the Rolex signature at 12 o’clock position.  Above 6 o’clock is the captivating signature of H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. This rare dial configuration was made upon special request for Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, with only a handful of examples produced, all with serial numbers close to each other. The charisma of the present example is finely improved by the tone of the registers which have turned in a subtle and captivating dark purple tone. The below dial designation “T SWISS T” indicates the indexes to be in white gold. It definitely represents a dream watch and one of the most rare and collectible Daytona. Case n.: 4.137xxx Caliber: Manual, Valjoux 727 Diam: 37,5mm Box & Papers: none 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.