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Montres de Prestige / Rolex. Rare et beau chronographe bracelet en acier mouvement mécanique Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch Cosmograph Daytona 'Big Red', Ref 6263, Circa 1980

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Rolex. Rare et beau chronographe bracelet en acier mouvement mecanique
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch Cosmograph Daytona 'Big Red', Ref: 6263, Circa 1980
24 May 2022, 18:00 CEST
Paris

€50,000 - €70,000

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Rolex. Rare et beau chronographe bracelet en acier mouvement mecanique

Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch
Model: Cosmograph Daytona 'Big Red'
Reference: 6263
Date: Circa 1980
Movement: 17-jewel Valjoux Cal.727 manual wind, column wheel chronograph, adjusted to 3 positions, No.10983
Dial: Black, red Daytona, applied polished baton hour markers, white outer 1/5th second divisions with luminous dot 5 minute markers, sunken pie dish engine turned silvered subsidiary dials at 3, 6 and 9 for seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour recording, polished faceted baton hands with luminous inserts, white arrow tipped chronograph hand
Case: Brushed and polished tonneau form, screw down back stamped C.R.S. and 6263 inside, screw down crown flanked by twin screw down pushers, fixed bezel with black calibrated insert, No.6392004
Strap/Bracelet: Fitted brushed and polished 78350 Oyster link, end links stamped 557
Buckle/Clasp: Signed folding clasp stamped M9
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 37mm

Footnotes

The Rolex Daytona continues to be among the most sought after vintage watches on the market today. The bold contrast between the dial colour and the subsidiary dials makes this model instantly recognisable and as such it has long been lauded as a design icon. The current example of dial is known among collectors as the 'Big Red' due to the large red printed Daytona above the subsidiary hour dial. Both references 6263 and 6265 were launched in 1969, thus replacing the first Oyster Cosmograph 6240. The 6263, a stainless steel model with screw-down pushers remained in production for nearly 20 years.

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