#Throwback Thursday with the Big Red Daytona 6263
A closer gander at the vintage Cosmograph Daytona 6263
With its beginning stage in 1963, the Cosmograph collection from Rolex is apparently quite possibly the most mainstream and respected setups of watches from the brand’s catalog. What’s more, the “Huge Red” Rolex Daytona reference 6263 is quite possibly the most sought after vintage timepieces of the Rolex Cosmograph.
A Vintage Chronograph
The new-age Daytona chronograph by Rolex was named Cosmograph by the brand to separate itself from the standard chronographs effectively available. It was a collection worked in view of race drivers as Rolex previously had a set up relationship with the game of engine racing. In spite of the fact that alluded to as the “Daytona” today, the first 1963 Cosmograph was not; it was distinctly in 1965 that we saw the “Daytona” name initially show up on the dial.
Among the engine racing propelled Daytona watches, the ref. 6263 is a significant and exceptional watch that is as much at home on a wrist today as it was back during the 1970s, basic the ageless allure of a Daytona.
The Big Red Daytona 6263
In this particular model of the “Large Red” Daytona Ref. 6263 the crisp light dial establishes the pace for the watch’s look, permitting the three black sub-dials and iconic red “Daytona” badge to pop. Contrasting colors – either light dials with dull counters or dim dials with white counters – was essential to the Daytona collection for practical and esthetic reasons. As far as practicality, conversely colored sub-dials took into account simpler coherence for the wearer, while talking esthetics, the contrasting components were a takeoff from the current monochromic Rolex chronograph dials. It is a classy vintage sports watch .
The unobtrusive luminescence markers sit towards the external edge of the dial toward the finish of the silver records. On the hardened steel case we locate the black tachymetric bezel with black addition contrasting white graduations for clear intelligibility. The tempered steel Oyster bracelet finishing off the piece completes the masculine appeal of the 6263.
In the first 1963 Cosmograph, Rolex utilized siphon pushers and later the brand introduced screw-down chronograph pushers to the 1965 models to keep away from accidental altering. This ref. 6263 is in reality likewise furnished with the screw-down chronograph pushers, just as a waterproof screw-down crown. The increased waterproofness cleared a path for the presence of the mark “Shellfish” on the face of the watch. The “Large Red” Daytona Ref. 6263 is controlled by a physically wound chronograph development as Rolex just introduced an automatic development to the Daytona collection in 1988.
Technical, energetic and above all a genuine vintage masterpiece, the prevalence of the “Huge Red” Daytona Ref. 6263 is a demonstration of its imperishable charm . A significant part in Rolex’s celebrated legacy, the 6263 is a quintessential games watch.