Rolex. A fine stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch  Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6265, Circa 1978

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Lot 48
Rolex. A fine stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch
Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6265, Circa 1978

£ 30,000 - 40,000
US$ 39,000 - 52,000
Rolex. A fine stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch
Model: Cosmograph Daytona
Reference: 6265
Date: Circa 1978
Movement: 17-jewel Valjoux Cal.727 manual wind, adjusted to 3 positions
Dial: Black, applied polished baton hour markers, outer 1/5th second divisions, silvered subsidiary dials at 3, 6 and 9 for seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour recording, polished baton hands with luminous inserts, centre chronograph hand
Case: Brushed and polished tonneau form, screw down back, crown flanked by screw down pushers, tachymetre to bezel, No.550****
Strap/Bracelet: Brown Rolex calf leather
Buckle/Clasp: Signed steel buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 37mm
Accompaniments: Rolex box, spare 78350 Oyster link 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. Both references 6263 and 6265 were launched in 1969, thus replacing the first Oyster Cosmograph 6240.

    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.
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