« 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: 6.19x.xxx (1979)
Dial: vivid and 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 present and they all react well under the UV test (glow green & vanish quickly). The handset is also featuring original tritium luminous.
Case: very nice and thick case. Lugs and case retain their original shapes and proportions. Satin finish and distance of the holes from the edges on the side of the watch is large & equidistant.
Pushers: MK2 (with a circular line) matching the period (switch MK1 > 2 between 6.0m and 6.5m)
Mouvement: Valjoux 727. Original caseback engraved 6263.
Bracelet: Rolex oyster bracelet 78350/19 with 571 end links.
Box & Papers: Rolex presentation box, cover box, original guarantee, translation, calendar.
A sublim example of the iconic « Big Red » Daytona
PRICE: 105.000 EUR