Wednesday, April 10, 2019

COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA 1971 Rolex Japanese Mystery Brochure Front and Back Discovered


COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA

1971 Rolex Japanese Mystery

Brochure Front and Back Discovered

Another Rolex Daytona history mystery is being solved with the images below thanks to renowned horological expert and author, John Goldberger who sent in these higher-resolution images of a 1971 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona brochure front and rear covers. John Goldberger wrote the book titled "100 Superlative Rolex Watches" and I conducted a three hour podcast with John back in 2008.




When I first saw this image previously as he had posted it on Instagram as seen below, the image showed the very part of back page still attached at the top, so I could see part of the cityscape background, which looked like Monte Carlo, Monaco to me. 





Below is a copy of the original image that John Goldberger send me. Notice the version on his Instagram account  has the racetrack blurred into the cityscape, whereas with the image below we see the folding crease from the brochure.



Now that we have clear view of the back of the 1971 Japanese Rolex Cosmograph Daytona brochure we see it features a Rolex Airplane flying over Geneva! If you look closely you will notice the green airplane says ROLEX on the top of both wings, as well as on the side, and on the tail we see the Rolex Crown Logo!





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