Rolex Chronograph 6238 'Pre-Daytona'

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If a sporty Rolex Daytona isn't elegant enough for you, you should take a look at its predecessor.A so-called 'Pre-Daytona' dating back to 1963. A rare, very sought-after and historically important model, being the father of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona as we know it today. The reference 6238 belongs to the the last line of watches that didn’t bear a model name on the dial. However, it’s known among collectors and aficionados as the ‘Pre-Daytona’. We can clearly see the inspiration for the Rolex Daytona, which was taken from the second series of the 6238. For your information, the first series from 1961 and 1962 looked more like a reference 6234 because it had the same case size, baton hands, pushers and crown. The model we have on offer is produced in various dial colours and in both gold and steel. This example was produced in stainless steel and the 36 mm measuring Oyster case houses the world-famous Valjoux movement. This reliable chronograph is easy to read since the dial design is quite simple and the sub dials are rather large. The watch comes on a stainless steel, riveted Oyster bracelet. It is believed that only 2000 to 3000 pieces of the 6238 were made making it a very collectible. Above all, it is very attractive!.


Rolex Chronograph 'Pre-Daytona'In the '60s Rolex made some changes in their chronograph line. They moved the tachymetric scale (used for measuring distance over time) from the dial to the bezel. The simplified dial also featured another change: contrasting-coloured sub dials. This gave the watch an even sportier look, which was a good thing as it was dedicated to racing drivers. Sure, it looked less classy and elegant, which is why the 'Pre-Daytona' could be a good alternative for the classy gentleman.


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