The Beautiful & Rare Vintage Rolex Daytona 6265 FAP

Rolex has a long history of creating and supplying a variety of professional industries and fields with quality precision chronographs. One example is the Rolex Daytona 6265 FAP, seen in the above image from Bob’s Watches, which was made especially for the Peruvian Air Force or FAP.

The dials on each of these watches are standard and sometimes display the name “Daytona.” However, Ref 6265 has several special distinguishing features which collectors today are eager to find. For example, the words “Fuerza Aerea del Peru” are engraved in black enamel on the case back. Some Daytona 6265 FAP watches also display a unique military identification number etched on the case back.

This week’s TBT is another gem from the ‘100 Percect Rolex’ archive. The focus this time is the Military Daytona

This watch is not only a rare Rolex Daytona 6265 Fuerza Aerea del Peru (FAP), but also the most beautiful Daytona I have ever seen with fantastic brown faded subdials and in beautiful condition.

And as it is a Military Rolex Daytona, it’s really rare and a true grail-watch.

The Rolex Fuerza Aerea Del Peru chronographs were produced with model references from 6238 to 6263/5 by Rolex for the Peruvian Air force in limited numbers (circa 700-800) between early 1960 and the mid 1980s, (the case numbers range from 1 to 6 million).

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Swiss watchmaker Rolex and Bahamian luxury brand retailer John Bull have announced the opening in Nassau next September of a Rolex Technical Institute and the launch of the first Rolex technician training course.
The opening of the centre is a product of the partnership between the Rolex affiliate in The Bahamas and John Bull.
Upon completion of the one-year training course, Rolex technicians will be able to service a Rolex watch in conformity with the strict criteria that Rolex uniformly requires of its certified personnel throughout the world.

“Rolex is very proud to be able to bring its know-how to this part of the world and give Bahamians the opportunity to learn watchmaking professions according to the brand’s criteria,” says Alexandre Tabary-Devisme, general manager of Rolex Caribbean Ltd.
Fred Hazlewood, president of the John Bull Group of Companies, adds: “This is the beginning of a magnificent undertaking and we can only thank Rolex for having so elegantly embodied one of its cardinal values: the spirit of enterprise.”
The training programme is set to be extended to candidates from other Caribbean and Central American countries.

Eine – oder sogar die – Ikone einer klassischen Taucheruhr. Die Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date von Rolex hat in den letzten 60 Jahren nichts an Glanz verloren. Wasserdicht, kratzfest, sehr gut ablesbar und ganggenau ist sie eine sportliche Alltagsuhr, die getragen werden möchte. Natürlich wurden die Modelle seit 1953 optisch und technisch in respektvollen Schritten weiterentwickelt, daher tauchen Sie ruhig ein bißchen in die Geschichte der einzelnen Modelle ein und finden Sie Ihren Favouriten. In Uhrenforen,  im  Buchhandel und bei spezialisierten Fachhändlern finden Sie einen großen Kreis an Enthusiasten, die sich mit der Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date vortrefflich auskennen und ihr Wissen gerne teilen.

Dadurch, dass die Modellreihe dieser Luxusuhr so rücksichtsvoll weiterentwickelt wurde, erzielen die Subamriner Date Modelle von Rolex stabile Preise auf dem Markt für gebrauchte Uhren. So haben Sie ein weiteres Argument für diese weltweit wohl bekannteste Luxusuhr: Werthaltigkeit.

A Rolex Daytona Review

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Ask any group of collectors of high end luxury watches to identify the last watch they would be willing to part with in their collection, and the most popular answer you’ll get is the Rolex Daytona.

No short Rolex Daytona review can properly convey just how iconic, famous, and sought after this watch is among connoisseurs. Since its roots in 1963, it has climbed the very Pinnacle of the Rolex hierarchy.

To put this in proper perspective, a watch of this line sold for more than a million dollars in 2013 at a Geneva auction.

It was valuable not because it was festooned by lots of gold or diamonds. It wasn’t owned by someone famous.

It was simply what it was—a great watch.

The Daytona was built to be a tool, and it was made expressly for professional race car drivers.

That was why it bore the Daytona name in the first place.

That town in Florida is famed for its motor sports, and these drivers wanted a tool that could measure time and speed with absolute precision.

The Daytona satisfied this need, as a chronograph with a tachymeter on the bezel.

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The Rolex Boutique by Swiss Watch Gallery is the largest Rolex stand-alone boutique in Southeast Asia, housing the most comprehensive collection of Rolex and Tudor timepieces. Customised and renovated according to Rolex’s global blueprint for its retail premises, its design and furnishings reflect Rolex’s commitment to modern luxury without forsaking tradition.
The leading name in luxury Swiss watches, Rolex has been the pre-eminent symbol of performance and prestige for over a century.

Rolex is proud to be a major force at play behind tennis’ finest events, players and organisations. From Wimbledon and the Australian Open to Swiss phenomenon Roger Federer, Rolex has cultivated a privileged relationship with this great sport.
Since its founding in the early 20th century, Rolex sought to partner with activities that embody passion, excellence and precision. Naturally, Rolex gravitated toward the world of tennis, forming an alliance that dates back to the late 1970s when the brand became the Official Timekeeper of Wimbledon.
For Rolex, the association with Wimbledon has special significance because it is not only the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, but it has also achieved the perfect balance between tradition and innovation, similar to the evolution of Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual.
In addition to Wimbledon, Rolex is also the proud sponsor of many other prestigious tennis events, among which Davis Cup by BNP Paribas holds a special place as one of the premier annual men’s team competitions in world sport. Rolex has been the Official Timekeeper of Davis Cup since 2007.
In patronage of tennis’ exceptional individuals, Rolex counts among its Testimonees Swiss phenomenon Roger Federer. Tennis requires absolute precision and consistency, and Federer, who has been associated with the brand since 2001, has mastered the game better than any other player of all time.

Since its founding in the early 20th century, Rolex sought to partner with activities that embody passion, excellence and precision. Naturally, Rolex gravitated toward the world of tennis, forming an alliance that dates back to the late 1970s when the brand became the Official Timekeeper of Wimbledon.

For Rolex, the association with Wimbledon has special significance because it is not only theoldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, but it has also achieved the perfect balance between tradition and innovation, similar to the evolution of Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual.

In addition to Wimbledon, Rolex is also the proud sponsor of many other prestigious tennis events, among which Davis Cup by BNP Paribas holds a special place as one of the premier annual men’s team competitions in world sport. Rolex has been the Official Timekeeper of Davis Cup since 2007.

In patronage of tennis’ exceptional individuals, Rolex counts among its Testimonees Swiss phenomenon Roger Federer. Tennis requires absolute precision and consistency, and Federer, who has been associated with the brand since 2001, has mastered the game better than any other player of all time.