While most collectors tend to be obsessed with steel Daytona (especially Exotic Dials), The reference 6265 is one of the rarer forms of the manual wind Daytona’s In its non “Paul Newman” dial configurations, it is a bit more subdued as far as the dial is concerned. However, when the watch comes in yellow gold, with a yellow-gold bracelet to boot, you find yourself with a truly impressive watch, and definitely wedding watch material.
The references 6265 and 6263 were the first Daytona watches to come equipped with the Oyster case with a thicker construction and screw-down pushers and crown. The new case design allowed for better protection against water.
The “OYSTER” designation is proudly placed on the dial under the famed Rolex coronet and logo.
Highly Collectible a gold model is a rare occurrence as it’s estimated that fewer than 10% of all 6265 and 6263 in production were manufactured in precious metal, DAYTONAs from this era have far more standardized dial layouts than those released in the earlier production runs, and these layouts endured with few edits for the entirety of the 17 years of production.
There is an aesthetically pleasing cohesiveness to the champagne dial with black, engine-turned subsidiary dials as accents, melding into the gold bezel with black printed numerals.
The sporty ness of that look combined with the elegance of a gold case makes that Daytona a very cool wedding watch, very balanced, perfect for someone who wants a true iconic piece on the wrist and with a 37.5mm case it can even please your bride’s wrist, if she is into men’s watches, or if you are ready to lend it a to her...
Ps: ALEXIEVENTS® choice:
There is not much you can do do to make a gold vintage Daytona look better, but perhaps a custom leather strap matching one of the groom’s colour of choice may be a good idea.
Photos courtesy of BOB’s WATCHES