Rolex “The Everose Daytona ref. 6241”

Year of issue: 1966
Reference number: 6241
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in US $ n/a


Exceedingly rare and stunning example of 14k gold Rolex Daytona ref. 6241 manufactured in 1966. This first series 14k gold 6241 was created exclusively for the American market, and represents one of the rarest Daytona models: only 400 were produced. The present example is fitted with a gorgeous 3 lines black dial which is preserved in outstanding condition. The wonderful case still retains clear hallmarks on the underside of the lugs. Its rarity and beauty make it an ultimate trophy for discerning Daytona collectors.  Case n.: 1533xxx Cal.: Manual, cal. 722 Diam.:  37,5mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in: 1966


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.