Rolex. An 18K gold manual wind chronograph wristwatch  Cosmograph, Ref: 6263, Circa 1982

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Lot 113
Rolex. An 18K gold manual wind chronograph wristwatch
Cosmograph, Ref: 6263, Circa 1982

Sold for £ 100,000 (US$ 129,337) inc. premium
Rolex. An 18K gold manual wind chronograph wristwatch
Model: Cosmograph
Reference: 6263
Date: Circa 1982
Movement: 17-jewel Cal.727 manual wind, adjusted to 3 positions
Dial: Matte black, applied baton hour markers, outer 1/5th second divisions, sunken engine turned gilt subsidiary dials at 3, 6 and 9 for seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour recording, polished gilt baton hands with luminous inserts, arrow tipped chronograph hand
Case: Brushed and polished tonneau form, screw down back, screw down crown flanked by twin screw down pushers, fixed bezel with black calibrated insert, No.742****
Strap/Bracelet: Black fabric
Buckle/Clasp: Signed 18K gold buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 37mm
Accompaniments: Spare signed 18K gold folding clasp, Rolex box

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 recognisable 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 6265 featured a smooth engraved metal bezel whereas the 6263, as with the current lot, presented to the market a black aluminium insert with printed tachymetre.

    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 rare example to come by.
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Rolex. An 18K gold manual wind chronograph wristwatch  Cosmograph, Ref: 6263, Circa 1982
Rolex. An 18K gold manual wind chronograph wristwatch  Cosmograph, Ref: 6263, Circa 1982
Rolex. An 18K gold manual wind chronograph wristwatch  Cosmograph, Ref: 6263, Circa 1982
Rolex. An 18K gold manual wind chronograph wristwatch  Cosmograph, Ref: 6263, Circa 1982
Rolex. An 18K gold manual wind chronograph wristwatch  Cosmograph, Ref: 6263, Circa 1982
Rolex. An 18K gold manual wind chronograph wristwatch  Cosmograph, Ref: 6263, Circa 1982
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