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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Est. value range
$80,000 – $100,000
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.
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.