1979 Rolex Daytona Big Red Ref. 6265
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
No matter which reference, the Daytona is the darling of most Vintage Rolex collectors and mostly they are coveted with a black dial. It’s a matter of taste on these if you chose a black bezel (6263), adding more contrast or a metal bezel (on the 6265) making the watch look bigger. The 6265 bears a very strong DNA with its stainless steel bezel like the 6239, 6262, 16520 and 116520. This very example has a razor sharp and fat case, retained very well since 1979. The Big Red dial is near mint and corresponds with the rest of the watch. A very attractive Daytona in super sharp condition.
|Model||Daytona Big Red|
|Case||Excellent fat and sharp case that has some wear from use. The reference and serial numbers are well retained and fully intact. The numbers on the bezel are crisp and some of the enameling is still intact|
|Bracelet / Strap||Very good solid Oyster 78350/19 with 571 end links, Clasp code B for 77.|
|Dial||Excellent black Big Red dial free from any marks whatsoever. All lume plots are fully intact and match the lume on the hands. The Tritium is original and correctly reacts to UV|
The iconic ‘Daytona’ appeared on the Rolex Oyster Chronograph in 1965, in honor of the famed Florida racetrack.
The Daytona is characterized by its Chronograph function with the ‘Units Per Hour’ tachymeter bezel, which allows Miles Per Hour readings, along with its triple-register chronograph dial layout.