Floating « 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: 8.70x.xxx (1984)
Dial: original silver « soleil » dial with sun rays effect. It is a « Floating Big Red » given the location of the « DAYTONA » leaving a significant space above the bottom subregister. 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: thick with no signs or hints of existing 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: original MK2 (with 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: Rolex oyster bracelet 78350/19 with 571 end links. « K1 » clasp.
Box & Papers: Rolex presentation box, cover box, original guarantee, booklets, calendar.
A vintage icon that should belong to any curated collection.
PRICE: 98.000 EUR