PERFECT « Big Red »
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: 6.39x.xxx (1980)
Dial: absolutely flawless original silver « soleil » dial with sun rays effect. Big Red above the bottom subregister. 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: *IF* it has been polished in the past it must have been very lightly as it retains its original very thick proportions and sharp beveled edges with satin finish still visible. Distance of the holes from the edges is large & equidistant.
Pushers: original MK1 (no circular line) matching the period
Mouvement: Valjoux 727. Caseback engraved 6263 CRS (Charles René Spielmann, a friend of Rolex founder Hans Wildorf who was supplying parts for the company).
Bracelet: original Rolex oyster bracelet 78350/19 with 571 end links. « G » clasp.
Box & Papers: Rolex presentation box with tag and a Watch Certificate (TM) is available on this watch (independent certification)
A vintage icon in PERFECT condition that should belong to any curated collection.