Daytona 'Big Red', Reference 6263 A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet Circa 1979 | 勞力士 | Daytona 'Big Red' 型號 6263 精鋼計時鍊帶腕錶,製作年份約 1979

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Daytona 'Big Red', Reference 6263 

A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet 

Circa 1979


Daytona 'Big Red' 型號 6263 精鋼計時鍊帶腕錶,製作年份約 1979

Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 727 manual winding, 17 jewels 

Case: stainless steel, screw-down case back 

Case number: 6'392'122

Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp 

Size: 37.5 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 160 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement 

Box: yes

Papers: no

Accessories: Rolex presentation case 

The last in the long lineage of the hand-wound Rolex Daytonas were the references 6263 and 6265, produced from 1969 to 1988. The former came with a black acrylic bezel, as in this instance, and the latter with a stainless-steel bezel.

They are regarded as the ultimate evolution of the vintage Daytona models. Superseding references 6262 and 6264 and following the success of the experimental 6240, the 6263 and 6265 models are further distinguished from their preceding references by the introduction of larger, screw-down chronograph pushers and winding crown and the addition of 'Oyster' signed to the dial. The introduction of these attributes marked the standard for all future references and are still utilized on Daytona models to this day.

The present piece is fitted with its highly sought-after original Big Red floating dial. The watch retains its original matching bezel as well as its 78350 bracelet with its correct 571 end links.