Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 19, 2022

LOT 128

ROLEX
REF. 6265, CHRONOGRAPH, MINUTE AND HOUR COUNTERS, YELLOW "CHAMPAGNE" DIAL; “COSMOGRAPH” “DAYTONA”; 18K YELLOW GOLD

EUR 100,000 - 150,000

USD 106,000 - 158,000 / HKD 830,000 - 1,240,000 / CHF 102,000 - 152,000

Sold: EUR 195,000

Very fine and extremely rare, 18K yellow gold, manual-winding, “tonneau”-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, “Oyster” winding-crown, yellow "Champagne" colour dial with black colour recorders, subsidiary seconds at 9, chronograph (activated by the two round-shaped screwed push-pieces) with tachometric scale graduated on the gold bezel for 200 units per hour, half-instantaneous 30-minute counter and 60-minute counter.


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 3

Good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model “Cosmograph” “Daytona”

Year circa 1986

Case No. 9 649 228

Material 18K yellow gold

Bracelet 18K yellow gold Rolex “Oyster” riveted bracelet with deployant clasp

Diameter 37 mm.

Length 170 mm. (approx.)

Caliber 727, adjusted to 3 positions (based on Valjoux 72 ebauche by Raymond Frères, Les Bioux, Vallée de Joux)

Length 170 mm. (approx.)

Weight 118.2 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Notes

Rolex, Ref. 6265

Rolex references 6263 and 6265 were launched at the beginning of the 1970’s in order to replace the previous references, such as 6262 and 6264. The chronograph’s screwed push-pieces on the case-band brought an essential improvement: the waterproofness at 50 metres.

Produced from 1971 to 1988, the Ref. 6265 is well known for its “sport-look”, with the famous smooth bezel with tachymeter scale.

This watch is rare and well preserved. This is the luxury version with 18K yellow gold case and bracelet, with a beautiful “Champagne” dial.

The Ref. 6265, 18K yellow gold version, has been produced approximately in 750 pieces.

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Rolex, “Daytona”

In 1963, the first “Cosmograph” introduced into Rolex’s collection was launched. In 1964, Rolex joined the French races “Le Mans” and also with the famous American car circuit “Daytona”. The “Cosmograph” was first marketed under the name “Le Mans”, but Rolex very quickly opted for the name “Daytona”. This is the beginning of a legendary adventure!