Key Vintage Rolex Sports Model: Daytona 6262
In our last portion of our Key Vintage Rolex Sports Models arrangement, we investigate the tricky Daytona ref. 6262. On the off chance that you haven’t done so as of now, we urge you to peruse different pieces of the arrangement zeroing in on the GMT-Master ref. 1675, Submariner ref. 1680, Submariner ref. 5512, and Daytona Paul Newman ref. 6239.
A Vintage Rolex Daytona ref. 6262 has a couple of reasons why it is a stunning watch.
The Rolex Daytona 6262 History
Last week we talked about the Paul Newman Daytona ref. 6239 , which is the Daytona model that went before the Daytona ref. 6262. While the ref. 6262 is accessible with a colorful dial a.k.a. a Paul Newman form, this specific ref. 6262 has a customary Daytona dial instead of the outlandish one.
Regarded as a temporary reference, the Rolex Daytona 6262 was just made for one year from 1970 – 1971, thus it’s a hard model to come by in the vintage Rolex market. The ref. 6262 was the extension between the ref. 6239 (and its kin reference ref. 6241) and the future ref. 6265 (and its kin reference ref. 6263). In comparison to the Daytona ref. 6239, the ref. 6262 was outfitted with a refreshed development—Valjoux 727. The physically twisted Valjoux 727 beats at a recurrence of 21,600 vibrations per hour (vph) instead of the 18,000vph of the Valjoux 722 found in the ref. 6239.
Vintage Rolex Daytona ref. 6262 has a hardened steel work without a printed tachymeter.
In terms of plan, this particular Daytona 6262 highlights a hardened steel development, steel bezel with engraved tachymeter scale, silver dial, and dark registers. It is additionally accessible with a dark dial and silver registers, and obviously, the colorful “Paul Newman” dial too. Besides, the Daytona ref. 6262 is an exemplary watch also accessible in yellow gold, be that as it may, those gold models are very uncommon. Indeed, it’s assessed that just around 30 yellow gold ref. 6262 were made, in this manner, it’s one of the most extraordinary vintage Rolex references ever.
Furthermore, the Daytona 6262 (alongside its sister the ref. 6264 with the dark acrylic bezel rather than the steel bezel) was the last Rolex Daytona to highlight the siphon pushers. The screw-down chronograph pushers would come later on the Daytona 6265 and 6263 models.
The Rolex Daytona Ref. 6262 Today
This Vintage Rolex Daytona ref. 6262 was just made for a solitary year.
Although the Daytona ref. 6262 was not a commercial accomplishment during its period, subsequently its short creation run, today it’s an altogether different story. Thought about one of Rolex’s “most noteworthy hits”, the ref. 6262 consistently commands premium costs at barters. Indeed, at Christie’s new Rare Watches including NAUTILUS 40 section IV auction in New York City, there were two treated steel ref. 6262 Daytonas with silver dials (Lot 67 and Lot 69) available to be purchased, each fetching $30,000 and $35,000, separately. Additionally, a dark dial form of the ref. 6262 (Lot 68) sold at a similar closeout for $57,500. Obviously, the Paul Newman forms of the ref. 6262 go at a lot greater expenses . At a similar Christie’s closeout, a Daytona Paul Newman 6262 sold for $150,000—outperforming its gauge of $80,000 – $120,000.
A key vintage Rolex sports model for sure, the uncommon and pined for Rolex Daytona ref. 6262 would be the foundation of any vintage watch collection.