Rolex, Daytona, Big Red, 6263

1979 Rolex Daytona Ref 6263 Big Red Edition


First introduced in 1963 the Rolex Daytona has always been in demand. Designed with professional race car drivers in mind, the Daytona’s precision chronograph and tachometer bezel allowed drivers to accurately measure speeds up to 400 kilometers or 250 miles per hour. The release of the Daytona came just after Rolex had become the official timekeeper of the Daytona racetrack and the name evolved as a way for the brand to highlight their connection to the celebrated race.

This Rolex Daytona reference 6263 features a silver dial with silver registers and is known as “Big Red” due to the large red “DAYTONA” printed above the 6 o’clock hour sub-dial. The reference 6263 is the last version of the Daytona made with a manual-winding Valjoux movement and is one of the most desirable vintage Daytona models due to its aggressive look featuring screw-down pushers to increase water resistance (and that garner the watch the “Oyster” designation on the dial indicating enhanced water resistance) and the black acrylic bezel featuring a tachometer track for measuring speed on a fixed course.

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Brand: Rolex
Model: Daytona “Big Red”
Ref. No.: 6263
Case/Bracelet Steel
Condition: Good
Serial No.: 6###### (1979)