Rolex "Big Red" Daytona, ref. 6263 with Box & Paper
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Over the past 50 years the Rolex Daytona has solidified it’s place in history as one of the most sought after and popular chronographs in existence. The iconic style of the Daytona has been imitated by various brands for decades, but none compare to the original.
Rolex released the Daytona in 1963, inspired by auto racing and named for the world famous speedway in Daytona, Florida, home to the Daytona 500. The recognizable design of this chronograph features three sub-dials, a screw-down crown at 3 o’clock and two push pins above and below the crown at 2 and 4 o’clock.
The Daytona gained notoriety after actor Paul Newman began wearing a 1972 Daytona his wife gave him after he took up auto racing. Collectors and enthusiasts began referring to Daytona’s with a particular style dial Paul Newman Daytona’s.
This Rolex Daytona, ref. 6263 is all original and comes complete with the original box and paper, which dates the watch to 1986. The watch is in excellent condition, with typical wear but no major scratches or over polishing.
Model: Daytona, ref. 6263
Dial: Black with Silver subdials
Case Size: 37mm
Case Thickness: 13mm
Bracelet Size: 7.75 inch, adjustable
Bracelet Material: Steel
Case Material: Steel
Bezel Material: Steel
Functions: Chronograph, Time
Box & Papers: Yes