Rolex. A fine 18K gold manual wind chronograph wristwatch  Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6265, Circa 1979

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Rolex. A fine 18K gold manual wind chronograph wristwatch
Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6265, Circa 1979

Sold for £ 81,250 (US$ 101,506) inc. premium
Rolex. A fine 18K gold manual wind chronograph wristwatch
Model: Cosmograph Daytona
Reference: 6265
Date: Circa 1979
Movement: 17-jewel Cal.727 manual wind, adjusted to 3 positions
Dial: Black, gilt baton hour markers, outer 1/5th second divisions with luminous 5 minute markers, champagne subsidiary dials at 3, 6 and 9 for seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour recording, gilt baton hands with luminous inserts, centre chronograph hand
Case: Brushed and polished tonneau form, tachymetre to bezel, screw down back, screw down crown flanked by twin screw down pushers, No.612****
Strap/Bracelet: Black crocodile leather
Buckle/Clasp: Signed 18K gold buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 37mm
Accompaniments: Rolex box, gold Rolex bracelet

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 6263 featured a black aluminium insert with printed tachymetre, whereas the 6265, as with the current lot, 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 rare example to come by.
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