Daytona a city in Florida, made it's way into automobile history with it's famous car races. Besides the 24 hours of Le Mans, the 24 hours at Daytona are a class of it's own. Man and machine are
exposed to extreme conditions during these races. Since 1964 Rolex is the official timekeeper in Daytona, 2 years before the legendary 24 hours race took place for it's first time.
- reference 6265/0 with silver dial and red DAYTONA writing
- year of manufacture ca. 1978
- stainless steel case with screwed pushbuttons
- stainless steel Oyster bracelet
- acrylic glass
- movement: caliber 727 - manual winding
- serviced and verified by Rolex Geneva
The first "Oyster Cosmograph" left the motherhouse in Geneva in 1963, however only after the appointment of Rolex as official timekeeper in Daytona the dials get printed with the legendary
"DAYTONA" writing; a myth was born. As usual the technique and the optical appearance continuously changed during the next 25 years of production- therefore this model range presents numerous
variations till the production of the automatic movement was presented and replaced the icons forefather. Certainly the legend lives on, but collectors and enthusiasts agree:
The models from 1963 to 1988 are in their appearance and exclusivity unrivalled and a piece of history.
Our Daytona was a very sought after model of the reference 6265 dating back to 1978. 1970 was the first production year of this series with screwed pushbuttons; the last ones left Geneva in 1988.
She was a tremendous beauty in perfect condition, freshly serviced by Rolex in Geneva, and is of course absolutely indispensable for any collector.
Congratulations to the new owner as he is is with this tremendous timepiece part of a very exclusive community of vintage collectors with this true icon.