Rolex. A fine stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch  Cosmograph, Ref: 6239, Circa 1963

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Lot 49
Rolex. A fine stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch
Cosmograph, Ref: 6239, Circa 1963

Sold for £ 40,000 (US$ 50,155) inc. premium
Rolex. A fine stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch
Model: Cosmograph
Reference: 6239
Date: Circa 1963
Movement: 17-jewel Cal.72B manual wind, column wheel chronograph
Dial: Matte black, applied faceted baton hour markers, outer 1/5th second divisions, sunken engine turned silvered subsidiary dials at 3, 6 and 9 for seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour recording, polished baton hands with luminous inserts, white arrow tipped centre chronograph hand
Case: Brushed and polished tonneau form, screw down Oyster back, screw down crown flanked by twin chronograph pushers, fixed calibrated bezel, No.107****
Strap/Bracelet: Fitted 78350 Oyster link
Buckle/Clasp: Signed folding clasp, stamped LT9
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 36mm
Accompaniments: Rolex box, spare 7205 rivet Oyster link bracelet with end links stamped '57'

Footnotes

  • The reference 6239 was the first model of the Daytona series, available in Europe as early as 1964. The model was produced in stainless steel, 14K gold, and 18K gold, and was Rolex's first chronograph model to feature a tachometer scale on the bezel. To further enhance readability on the dial, the subsidiary dials were printed in a different colour than the main dial. Early models featured only the designation "Cosmograph" on the dial, with "Daytona" being added to later series, after Rolex became associated with the NASCAR car races.
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Rolex. A fine stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch  Cosmograph, Ref: 6239, Circa 1963
Rolex. A fine stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch  Cosmograph, Ref: 6239, Circa 1963
Rolex. A fine stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch  Cosmograph, Ref: 6239, Circa 1963
Rolex. A fine stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch  Cosmograph, Ref: 6239, Circa 1963
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