The original Cosmograph Daytona, produced in small quantities from 1963 to the late 1980s, has become a highly sought after collectible. It's a stylish icon associated with automobile racers and movie stars such as Paul Newman, whose name has become synonymous with the rarest Daytona dial.
Here is an early Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, from 1965, with the very rare dial variant with the word “DAYTONA” printed in red, arching over the lowest subdial. Normally, on 6239s ‘DAYTONA’ is either not present or is printed below ‘COSMOGRAPH’ at the top of the dial. Rarely, “DAYTONA” is found printed arching over the lowest subdial, and then it is almost invariably in matching print with the rest of the dial printing. Literally, only a few 6239s are known to exist with red print DAYTONA on original, untouched dials.
Original stainless steel case measures 36mm diameter by 14mm thick. Plastic crystal. Screw down crown is original and operating perfectly. Round pump-style chronograph pushers are also operating crisply and the chronograph hands all reset accurately to their zero positions. The case is in exceptional original condition. We are tempted to call in never polished but there is a chance Rolex polished it once in its past. Serial number 1463XXX dates production of this watch to 1965.
Very rare original silver with red DAYTONA dial is untouched, with contrasting black subdials, and original hands.
Original movement is the manual winding Rolex Caliber 72B with 17 rubies and column wheel construction. The movement is in clean, running condition.
Bracelet is a reference 7205 riveted Oyster bracelet.
There is something very regal about a vintage Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in 18k gold. The gold takes on such a warm hue over the years. The original untouched black dial on this 6265 compliments the gold case wonderfully.
Original 18k yellow gold case measures 37mm diameter by 14mm thick. Bezel is original with sharp edge and “Units per Hour” scale from ‘50’ to ‘200’. Screw down crown and round pump style chronograph pushers are all operating perfectly. Crystal is plastic. Case is in mint+ condition. Serial number 5060XXX dates production to 1977.
Original black dial with contrasting gold sub dials. The chronograph subdials are 30 minute and 12 hour totalizers. Hands are all original. In fact, the blued subdial hands show some aging, which enhances their beauty. Dial is immaculate and untouched.
Original movement is the manual winding Rolex Caliber 727 with 17 jewels and adjusted to three positions. This caliber features column wheel construction and is a C.O.S.C. Certified Chronometer. Movement is clean and running.
Watch is on a new pebbled leather strap with Rolex buckle.
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona chronographs from the 1970s and 80s are, without a doubt, the most collectable vintage watches extant. More than simply being a rare object of desire, the vintage Daytona is a really nice watch and is the ultimate casual weekend sports watch for the discerning owner. This particular vintage Daytona has the last three numbers of its serial number factory engraved on the inside case back. This suggests that the watch was issued in some official capacity.
Original stainless steel case is 37mm diameter by 13.5mm thickness. Case features oversized screw down chronograph pushers, original screw down crown, plastic crystal, polished bezel with engraved 50-200 Units per Hour scale, and as mentioned has the last 3 numbers of its serial number engraved on the inside of the case back. Serial number is 3528XXX which dates production to 1972.
Original black Big Red dial with applied hour markers and silver contrasting subdials. Original hands.
Original movement is the manual winding Rolex Caliber 722-1 with 17 jewels and adjusted to three positions. This is a column wheel construction chronograph, which is the efflorescence of chronograph caliber design. The movement is clean and running.
This watch is in mint condition and is a very clean and pleasing vintage Rolex Daytona.
You know what? Each and every all original vintage Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is a treasure unto itself. We literally never get tired of buying them, owning them and selling them. The Rolex Daytona is the most iconic chronograph ever, and for very good reason. This reference 6239 is from 1967 and is 100% original.
Original stainless steel case measures 37mm diameter by 13.5mm thick. Crystal is plastic. The screw down crown operates smoothly and correctly and the round pump chronograph pushers operate crisply. Original bezel has sharp edges. Inside caseback is stamped ‘6239’. Serial number 1782XXX dates production to 1967.
Original black dial with applied hour markers and sunken contrasting silver subdials with concentric guilloche.
Original movement is the manual winding Rolex Caliber 722-1 with 17 jewels, adjusted in 3 positions and features column wheel construction. The movement is clean and running.
Bracelet is Rolex stretch Oyster in mint condition.
The reference 6240 Oyster Cosmograph Daytona was the first Rolex chronograph to feature screw down chronograph pushers. The 6240 came with three series of pushers. These are the first series pushers.
Original stainless steel case measures 38mm diameter by 14mm thick. Original bezel still features sharp factory edge. Original bezel insert features “Units per Hour” scale from ‘50’ to ‘200’. The screw down crown and first series screw down chronograph pushers all work perfectly, and the chronograph hands reset smoothly to their zero positions. Serial number 1659XXX dates the watch to 1967. Inside case back has ‘6240’ engraved.
Original untouched silver dial with applied hour markers and black sub dials for 30 minute and 12 hour chronograph totalizers and constant seconds. The sub dials are sunken and have concentric guilloche. Hands are original and mint.
Original movement is the manual winding Rolex Caliber 722-1 with 17 jewels. The Caliber 722 was the first Rolex chronograph movement to feature the Microstella regulation system. The movement features column wheel construction and is clean and running.
Watch is on new custom pebbled leather strap with Rolex buckle.
Watch is in mint original condition and is guaranteed 100% authentic.