Rolex The Tropical Brown registers Daytona ref. 6240

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1966
Reference number: 6240
Condition: mint
Status: reserved
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € n/a


Superlative example of Rolex Daytona ref. 6240, manufactured in 1966. The present specimen stands out for the amazing tone of the tropical brown subsidiary registers wonderfully contrasting with the silver dial. This early example is featuring the "Millerighe” screw-down chronograph buttons and the black acrylic bezel calibrated for 200 units. Introduced in 1965 reference 6240 was in production until 1969: for the first time, Rolex introduced an acrylic bezel for the tachometer scale and the new screw-down chronograph buttons to improve water resistance. It is believed there are only 1.700 examples to have been made. Case n.: 1.298xxx Cal.: Manual, cal. 722 Diam.: 37.5 mm 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.