Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 25, 2023

LOT 57


EUR 40,000 - 60,000

USD 43,500 - 66,000 / HKD 342,000 - 520,000 / CHF 39,200 - 59,000

Sold: EUR 54,600

Fine and very rare 14k yellow gold manual winding chronograph wristwatch with silver dial, 3 registers. Telemeter and tachometer scales.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-08


Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01-6

Very good

HANDS Original

Slightly oxidized

Brand Rolex, Switzerland

Model Anti-magnetic

Reference 6234

Year 1960

Case No. 576314

Material 14k yellow gold

Bracelet Leather with Rolex buckle

Diameter 36 mm.

Caliber 72A

Weight 62,03 gr. (approx.)

Signature Dial, case and movement


** This lot might need a passeport and/or licence of exportationfor which will apply on your behalf to the French Ministry of Culture. Note, it may take 1 to 3 month(s) to obtain this license or passport. Antiquorum cannot be held responsible for any delays in the application process.

The Rolex Oyster Chronograph 6234 is often regarded as the precursor to the famous Daytona and therefore is nicknamed by collectors “pre-Daytona”. Produced from 1955 to 1961, it offers many of the same features as the Daytona. During its 6-year production run, Rolex produced around 2,300 pieces in steel and less than 150 in 14k or 18k gold (approx. 500 pieces produced every year). Given how few pieces are produced in gold, a watch like this is exceptionally rare.