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Rolex. Beau et rare chronographe bracelet en or jaune 18K (750) mouvement mécanique
Rolex. A fine and rare 18K gold manual wind chronograph wristwatch Oyster Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6263, Circa 1982
2 February 2023, 10:00 CET
Paris, The Grand Palais Éphémère

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Rolex. Beau et rare chronographe bracelet en or jaune 18K (750) mouvement mécanique

Rolex. A fine and rare 18K gold manual wind chronograph wristwatch
Model: Oyster Cosmograph Daytona
Reference: 6263
Date: Circa 1982
Movement: 17-jewel Valjoux Cal.727 manual wind, adjusted to 3 positions, No.13022
Dial: Sunburst champagne, gilt applied polished baton hour markers, black outer 1/5th second divisions with luminous dot 5 minute markers, sunken engine turned black subsidiary dials at 3, 6 and 9 for seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour recording, gilt polished baton hands with luminous inserts, arrow tipped black chronograph hand
Case: Brushed and polished tonneau form, screw down back stamped C.R.S. inside, screw down crown flanked by two screw down pushers, fixed bezel with black calibrated insert, No.7426617
Strap/Bracelet: Brown leather strap
Buckle/Clasp: Signed gold plated buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 37,5mm
Weight: 74,20g

Footnotes

The Rolex Daytona continues to be among the most sought after of vintage watches on the market today. The bold contrast between the dial colour and the subsidiary dials makes this model instantly recognizable and as such it has long been lauded as a design icon.

In 1969 Rolex replaced the first Oyster Cosmograph 6240 with both the reference 6263 and 6265. Although similar in many aspects, the main differentiating factor between the two new references was the choice of bezel. The 6263 features a black acrylic insert with printed tachymeter, whereas the 6265 presented to the market a smooth engraved metal bezel.

Produced in both steel and gold it is believed that over the course its production of 20 years no more than 2000 pieces were made in gold making the current lot a particularly rare example.

This year, Rolex celebrates the 60th Anniversary of this iconic chronograph.

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