Rolex. A fine stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with Rolex box Cosmograph, Ref:6239, Serial No.107****, Circa 1963
Lot 308
Rolex. A fine stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with Rolex box Cosmograph, Ref:6239, Serial No.107****, Circa 1963
Sold for £21,250 (US$ 35,860) inc. premium
Lot Details
Rolex. A fine stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with Rolex box
Cosmograph, Ref:6239, Serial No.107****, Circa 1963
17-jewel Cal.72B manual wind chronograph movement adjusted to 3 positions, matt-black dial with applied baton hour markers and outer printed running seconds, sunken engine turned silvered subsidiary dials for running seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour recording, baton hands with luminous inserts and white tipped chronograph hand, brushed and polished case with screw on back, round twin push buttons flanking the screw down Oyster crown, fitted Rolex 7205 Oyster bracelet and signed folding clasp, together with Rolex box, case, dial and movement signed
36mm.

Footnotes

  • The present watch is one of the most attractive Daytonas from the very first series and was made in 1963, the year of introduction of the model.

    The Reference 6239 was the very first model of the celebrated "Daytona" series Available in stainless steel, 14ct and 18ct gold the reference 6239 was the firm's first chronograph with the tachometre scale engraved on the bezel and the subsidiary dials printed in a different colour than the main dial for better readability.

    For detailed descriptions and illustrations of the dial and bezel variations of reference 6239 see Rolex Daytona - a legend is born by Carlo Pergola, Stefano Mazzariol, Giovanni Dosso, pp.44 - 61.

    The Rolex Daytona celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year.
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