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'BIG RED' DAYTONA, REF 6265 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1978
Dial: black
Calibre: cal. 727 manual winding, 17 jewels
Movement number: 6472
Case:
 stainless steel, screw-down back
Case number: 5’582’570
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp 
Dimensions: 37mm, bracelet circumference approx. 170mm
Signed: case, dial and movement 
Accessories: Rolex guarantee and presentation case
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Catalogue Note

The following lots, 249 and 250, represent two different executions of the Rolex Daytona reference 6265. Launched in 1971, it stayed in production until its discontinuation around 1988. It was the last manual-wound Daytona reference manufactured, together with its sister reference 6263, before it was replaced by the automatic 'Zenith' Daytona. 

What differentiates the 6265 from its sister reference 6263 is the bezel. The 6265 is fitted with a solid stainless steel or gold bezel while the 6263 features a black acrylic bezel insert. 

The present reference 6265 has been retained in excellent overall condition with well-preserved case proportions and lugs still showing their original satin finishes. The present watch features a dial known by Rolex connoisseurs as the “Big Red”. This relates to the Daytona signature above the subsidiary dial at 6 o'clock. 

Important Watches

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