« Big Red » full set
Iconic and sublim design, the « Big Red » generation of the Daytona certainly helped building the legend of ROLEX as a brand. It is one of its best seller and an analogy with the sports cars universe would say it is the 911 of the wrist! The « Big Red » is the third dial generation of this reference and came after the « Sigma » dial. It was produced from 1975 until 1987.
Serial: 6.41x.xxx (1980)
Dial: perfect original silver « soleil » dial with sun rays effect. The « DAYTONA » in red bold sherif font positioned above the 6 o’clock sub register is known as « Big Red » among collectors. All the tritium dots are perfect and they all react well under the UV test (glow green & vanish quickly). The handset is also featuring original tritium luminous.
Case: super thick case with no signs of polishing history. Lugs and case retain their original shapes and proportions. The factory satin finish is still visible and the distance of the holes from the edges is large & equidistant.
Pushers: MK1 (with no circular line) matching the period.
Mouvement: Valjoux 727. Caseback engraved 6241 CRS (Charles René Spielmann, a friend of Rolex founder Hans Wildorf who was supplying parts for the company).
Bracelet: Rolex oyster bracelet 78350/19 with 571 end links with original clasp engraved VE (1980).
Box & Papers: Rolex presentation box, cover box, original guarantee, booklets, translation, calendar.
Absolutely stunning example of this true vintage icon.
PRICE: // SOLD //