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Geneva, Mar 29, 2009

LOT 476

Ref. 6270 ?Baguette Diamond Cosmograph? Rolex, ?Cosmograph, Oyster (Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified)?, Ref. 6270/6263. Case No. 9091460. Made in 1985. Extremely rare and very fine, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, bezel set with 28 baguette-diamonds, dial set with 240 diamonds and nine sapphires, and an 18K yellow gold riveted Rolex Oyster bracelet.

CHF 120,000 - 160,000

USD 100,000 - 140,000 / EUR 80,000 - 110,000

Sold: CHF 360,000

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back, buttons and crown, diamond-set gold bezel. D. Gold set with 240 diamonds, eight sapphire hour markers, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Yellow gold baton hands with black highlights. M. Cal. 727, rhodiumplated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shockabsorber, selfcompensating Breguet balance-spring, Microstella regulating screws. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 37 mm. Thickness 13 mm. Approx. overall length 160 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 2

Very good

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Rolex has produced only very limited numbers of Cosmograph watches set with precious stones, destined for a very exclusive clientele. Ref. 6270 is even rarer than its extremely rare "sister" model, the Ref. 6269, produced during the same period, 1984-1986. Only 4 examples of Ref. 6970, with a specially decorated case, are known to have been made, for the Sultan of Oman. This piece is so rare that there is hardly any documentation or literature devoted to it.
The present lot bears two reference numbers: 6270 between the lugs, which refers to the specific characteristics of this watch, and 6263 in the case back. References 6270 and 6263 are identical with the exception of the bezel. The case bodies and backs were interchangeable at the factory.