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$106,500

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Auction Ended
12/17/21
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Lot #1235

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 6263 Big Red

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Introduction

Sitting within the pantheon of greats, the Rolex Daytona is a legendary watch that every watch lover can admire. With its long history, a lengthy list of famous wearers, and an array of intricacies, the Daytona has become the most sought-after timepiece the Genevan Giants have offered. Releasing the first generation Daytona in 1963, this legendary watch was made famous by the iconic actor and racecar driver Paul Newman following some years of obscurity. Among the long list of Daytona references we have today, the first generation four-digit references are the most desirable, with the ref. 6263 we have here residing as one of the best-known. Released in 1971 and produced until 1988 alongside the ref. 6265, the ref. 6263 was the last of the manually wound Daytona references to be equipped with a Valjoux movement. One of the last four-digit references to be produced, the ref. 6263 has all of the desirable traits that vintage Daytona collectors look for. Featuring screw-down chronograph pushers that modernize its aesthetic with a screw-down caseback and a black acrylic bezel insert, the ref. 6263 merges the modern Cerachrom bezel Daytona with a rich vintage aesthetic to create a timepiece that delights those who wear it.

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Grade

V 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$80,000 – $100,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

37.5mm

Model

Daytona

Movement

Manual-wind Valjoux cal. 727

Reference

6263

Bracelet

Stainless Steel Oyster bracelet

Year

1983

Condition

Very Good

Material

Stainless Steel

Included

Watch Only

Dial Color

Black

THE DIAL

Famed as one of the most desirable Daytona variants, the ref. 6263 Big Red is nicknamed after the "Big Red" Daytona inscription above its 12-hour chronograph register. This particular example has a gorgeous dial with perfect domed luminous dots.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Forming the foundation of its sporty looks, the Daytona ref. 6263 features a black acrylic bezel insert and screw-down chronograph pushers that significantly modernizes its aesthetic. Considering its black bezel, it is not hard to see how Rolex's modern design department was inspired to release the current Cerachrom-clad Daytona that debuted in 2016.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in near-mint condition. Dial has all lume plots intact and free from any visible scratches or marks. Case and lugs are very sharp and thick. Original sticker is still present on caseback. The watch has the correct MK3 bezel in mint condition. Pushers are original P-302 type. There is a total of 13 links, 3 of which are removable.

Our Perspective

One of the most universally beloved vintage Daytona variants out there, the Big Red's signature Daytona inscription serves as a wonderful reminder of just how much larger than life this iconic timepiece has become.

Eric Ku

Co-founder

Lot # 1235

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 6263 Big Red

Sold

$106,500

Ended
12/17/21