The development of Rolex Daytona is an enduring hot topic. However, there are still something incomplete and even obscure mysteries about it. For example, the so-called “solo” dial — Daytona watch has only “Rolex” on it, no “Cosmograph”, no “Oyster”, and no “Daytona”. So, where is “solo” dial from? And what version does it made for?
First of all, we have to know the development of Daytona watch dials.
The printing of Daytona watch dial was a slow and gradual process. The printing of watch dial was changing when the watch was name as “Daytona”. After that, the Rolex chronograph watch was equipped with the “Oyster” watch case, and the printing of the dial developed again. All of these happened within several years. Therefore, watch dial has a shape when it was born, the it is added in some words, such as the earlier Oyster Pal Newman “RCO” or “Oyster Sottos”. These examples indicate that “Oyster” is added after “Rolex Cosmograph”.
In the world of Daytona, there are so many transition dial with “missing link”, which means they have some features of a acknowledged dial and some characteristics from another dial. There are “Swiss” watch dial, “Swiss + underline” watch dial and “T-Swiss-T” watch dial. All of these are in the small range of sequence number. Nowadays, there are several different versions of retro Daytona watches such as the general 6239, 6263, and rare 6264 and 6240.
We still think that the watch with the earlier 6239 “Swiss” watch dial is the most attractive sub branch in the Daytona family. At that time, they are called “LeMans”. Base on what concept to build this series is not yet clear. However, when talking about the single model, 6240 is a better example. In my point, I think 6240 is the most interesting one. There are also many watch lovers paying their attention on the 6240.
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