New season – New highlights: highly sought-after Rolex at Important Timepieces
Important Timepieces presents
— Rolex ”Light Blue Daytona”
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is probably the most well-known and iconic model within the world of watches. The name Daytona derives from the fact that Rolex in the ’60s became the official timekeeper for Daytona International Speedway, an equally iconic race track in Florida, USA.
In 1955, Rolex launched its first manual timepiece. In 1963, the first Rolex Cosmograph was presented, a model specifically developed for the motorsport world where speeds could be calculated using the chronograph function and the tachymeter scale. It was not called Daytona initially. The fact is that Rolex originally used the name Le Mans in some ads before finally choosing the now legendary name Daytona for the Cosmograph series.
” The present example ref 6241 stands out with an exceptional overall condition, a beautiful bakelite bezel & an unusual and flawless dial with the text ”Daytona” in light blue. ”
Its history is usually divided into different eras where the manual chronographs are considered the first generation. These were manufactured in several different model series from 1963 until 1988 and today belong to the most in-demand models in the watch world.
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona reference 6241 is a manual chronograph manufactured between about 1966-1969. Production is relatively low, and it is estimated that the total number of watches manufactured is less than 3,000. The auction’s Rolex Cosmograph Daytona reference 6241 stands out with a case in excellent condition, a beautiful bakelite bezel and an unusual and flawless dial with the text “Daytona” in light blue.
The watch will be sold at Important Timepieces November 2nd. Estimate 800 000 – 1 000 000 SEK.