Rolex The gold Daytona ref. 6239

Year of issue: 1969
Reference number: 6239
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € n/a


Extremely rare example of 18k gold Rolex  Daytona ref. 6239 manufactured in 1969. The present specimen represents one of the rarest Daytona: less than 300 examples of 6239 were cased in 18k yellow gold. The present specimen is preserved in extraordinary condition and the case still preserves its sharp hallmarks. The spectacular black matte dial combined with the gold case creates an amazing and irresistible appeal. Its rarity combined with the stunning goods looks, make this watch one of the most appealing timepieces to the collectors of fine Rolex wristwatches. Case n.: 233xxx Caliber: Manual, 722 Diam.: 37mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in: 1969


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.