The present lot is also characteristic of the early models with a round profile as opposed later slightly curved shape by the winding crown, which was introduced around 1966.
Furthermore, the dial is simply signed 'Rolex Cosmograph'. The word 'Daytona' started to be printed on the dial around 1965. As such, this lot is one of the last one produced with it.
Moreover, presented in honest condition, this highly attractive yet understated piece comes with its original Rolex guarantee and presentation case and fascinating provenance:
The vendor, a Dutchman, originally joined the RAF following the liberation of the Netherlands during World War II and having successfully avoided capture and transport to German work camps. After a successful career with the British forces for many years, he later joined the Dutch forces (the Koninklijke Luchtmacht or KLu) as a flight engineer and instructor. He served with numerous squadrons both for the UK and around Europe, as well as working for the Fokker aircraft company. Flying and engineering were clearly hugely influential parts of his life and so he commemorated this with the purchase of this watch, which according to his family, he proudly used on a daily basis since he bought it in 1968.
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