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Historical Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Big Red 6263 steel 1979

About the Item

First launched in 1963 and created specifically for the world of automotive racing, the Rolex Daytona collection is arguably one of the most popular and universally respected lines of timepieces from the brand’s entire catalog. And among the numerous references that make up this iconic collection of chronograph watches, the “Big Red” Rolex Daytona reference 6263 is easily one of the most famous, collectible, and instantly recognizable. The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona holds a special place within the vintage watch collecting world. Arguably more than any other line of Rolex watches, the Daytona has a remarkable way of exciting collectors and attaining stratospheric prices at auction. While a number of vintage Rolex watches (particularly those from the Daytona collection) have attained legendary levels of collectability, the reference 6263 “Big Red” is considered by many to be one of the most desirable vintage Rolex Daytona models of all time. Although the reference 6263 Daytona watches fitted with exotic Paul Newman dials receive the lion’s share of the press attention and sell for truly astronomical prices whenever they manage to surface at auction, the “Big Red” is another dial variation of the iconic reference 6263 Daytona that is frequently sought-after by vintage Rolex collectors. Offered in either black or silver with contrasting colors for the sub-dials/chronograph registers, the reference 6263 “Big Red” gets its name from the bright red “Daytona” name that appears in an extra-large font, right in the center of the dial above the sub-dial at 6 o’clock. Big Red Daytona 6263 Key Features: Reference Number: 6263 Production Years: 1971 – 1987(Approx.) Case Size: 37mm Materials: Stainless Steel Functions: Time w/ Running Seconds, 12-Hour Chronograph Dial: Black or Silver w/ Luminous Hour Markers Bezel: Fixed, Black Acrylic w/ Tachymeter Scale Crystal: Acrylic (Box Shaped) Movement: Valjoux 727 (Manual Wind) Water Resistance: 100 Meters / 330 Feet Strap/Bracelet: Oyster Bracelet PRADERA is a second generation of a family run business jewelers of reference in Spain, with a large track record being official distributers of prime European jewelry brands like Chanel, Baccarat, Pomellato, Mattioli, Chantecler, Valente, Breitling, Audemars Piguet, Fabergé ... they have a large experience from working and observing best European craftsmenship, and they have curated jewelry collections for high net worth individuals in Europe. IRAMA PRADERA the creative director of design and estate department has a "Multinational Management degree for Wharton Business School" at the University of Pennsylvania and a "Diamond and Colored gem Grading" form the GIA in NY, she has worked for main auction houses in Jewelry department in Christie´s in NY, and in Real State and Interior Design division for Sotheby´s Int. Realty in Madrid and Marbella. All PRADERA jewels are guaranteed and come from sustainable and reliable sources and owners. We are 360º company with passion for jewelry and the value of time, gold and precious stones, PRADERA is dedicated to bring sparks of unique lives and tell stories of the beautiful things made with love and lived with joy.
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    Round
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    Diameter: 1.58 in (40 mm)
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    1979
  • Condition:
    Replacements made: bezel, crystal and pushers are replaced by Rolex Official dealer in 2018.
  • Seller Location:
    Bilbao, ES
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1204321629472
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