1979 Rolex Daytona (Ref. 6265) Silver "Big Red"

The Rolex Daytona Ref 6265 AKA the “Big Red” is arguably one of the most sought-after vintage Rolex Daytona's in the Rolex Cosmograph line up. The ref 6265 "Big Red" is iconic, timeless, & eye-catching when worn on the wrist.

The Daytona name came in 1964 when Rolex decided to brand the Cosmograph reference in order to appeal to the auto racing culture of the USA and was also an official sponsor of the Daytona 500 auto race held in Daytona Beach, FL

Rolex Daytona Vintage


This silver dial “Big Red” 6265 Daytona is an excellent example. The silver dial with and crisp black matte subdials create a stunning contrast. The watch really pops due to the three black sub-dials on the silver dial and iconic red “Daytona” insignia adorned above the lower center subdial at the 6 o'clock position. The stainless steel bezel is in wonderful and almost perfect condition, framing the dial perfectly.

We love the vintage Cosmograph range of due to the fact that they have a high level of contrast which is something the modern Rolex Daytona range of timepieces has lost due to the completely monochromatic look of the dials found on today modern reference range. 

Stock #
Brand Rolex
Style Daytona
Model 6265
Serial 62XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36
Strap Rolex Oyster 78350 with 571 End Pieces



The excellent case has been previously lightly polished, showing light wear from use. The Mk.3 screw down pushers and trip-lock crown are original to the piece. The "UPH" bezel is in excellent condition with little wear. The Rolex Oyster 78350 bracelet with 571 end pieces exhibits some wear and very minimal stretch.


The gorgeous silver "Big Red" Daytona dial with black sub-dials is in excellent condition. The trapezoidal stick markers are free of any corrosion. The lume plots have taken on a charming golden patina, under U.V. light inspection all of the lume plots show as intact. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no lume degradation under U.V. light inspection.


None. The watch was just completely overhauled and is running at COSC spec.