Oyster Pre-Daytona

The Rolex Oyster Chronograph is amongst Rolex most important chronographs. The success of this reference served as inspiration for the first 6239 Rolex Daytona. The Pre-Daytona is also relevant in the world of automotive racing due to its connection to LeRoy Neumayer who was known to wear a 6034. Neumayer became the "fastest man alive" after becoming the fifth person to break the 200 mph mark on 1953. The movement powering this watch is a Valjoux 72, the same movement that powers the 6239 Rolex Daytona.

The white dial is embossed with sunken yellow gold pyramid indexes, which give the watch a beautiful and elegant look. The word "Anti-Magnetic" is printed along the contour of the hours sub-dial, which makes this piece all the most exotic. In most 6034’s “Anti-Magnetic” is printed in a straight line above the hours sub dial.

About the Brand

Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis founded Rolex in London in 1905. The company started as a timepiece distribution company. But it soon became a wristwatch manufacturer after Wilsdorf realized he could manufacture movements that could be worn on the wrist, something unheard of at the time. In 1910 Rolex is awarded the worlds first Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision. In 1914 it is awarded the Precision Certificate for its new movements. These awards turned Rolex into a symbol of precision and elegance. A status it maintains to this day. 

Technical Specs

Rolex Oyster Chronograph 

Year: 1953 

Reference: Rolex 6034 

Movement: Valjoux 72  

Case Size: 36 mm 

Case Material: Steel 


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