Rolex 6239 “ROLE X”
The 6239 Rolex is the first watch to bear the name of a track car, "DAYTONA".
We are in the 60s, when the Omega house manages to get the better of Rolex timepieces for providing spatial enterprise service. The pentastellato trademark look, at this time, a name in the automobile to be associated with your watch.
La scelta inizialmente s’indirizza verso l’autodromo di Le Mans in Francia, ma purtroppo non si riesce a trovare un accordo, a causa dell’estremo costo richiesto. Dunque la casa madre prova a contattare l’autodromo americano di Le Mans. Il primo 6239 riporta sul quadrante la dicitura “Rolex Cosmograph” e sugli opuscoli pubblicitari leggiamo “This is the new Rolex Chronograph. It’s called Le Mans”. Purtroppo anche questo autodromo viene scartato da Rolex in quanto non ritenuto all’altezza. Infine si trova finalmente l’accordo con Daytona: sarà questo splendido autodromo a dare il nome ai prossimi cronografi Rolex.
In previous articles we have extensively talked about this wonderful watch, noting the exceptional characteristics and the large investment it represents. Now we are here to show you how much more you can find rare: the ROLE X.
As you can see by the writing, the clock in question has a graphic with the "X" braking, which we find in the Rolex chronographs pulsometrici and Rolex chronographs albinos. They are two very rare watches and immensely valuable. Our clock, thanks to this particular written to date is the only known specimen in the world.
We have previously highlighted the factors that make a great investment clock: brand, model and rarity. By 6239 we gather everything, making it possible for its owner to enjoy the advantages given the huge investment that this watch is.
We attach photos and the clock, as is our usual, we illustrate with a graph the trend of the value in the various years, bringing the cost of the object had the origin and today's consideration, and by pointing out what in the years it has appreciated.
A standard clock model in question had a cost of about 123,921 lire in 1966, corresponding to today's purchasing power of € 1255.38. So far it has reached a value of € 20,000, higher figure of about 16 times than the beginning: a re-evaluation which shows the great investment that has made this watch.
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