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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2014

LOT 210

ROLEX REF 6265 / 6263 OYSTER COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA FAP BROWN DIAL Rolex, "Oyster Cosmograph", case No.4026088, Ref. 6265 / 6263. Made in 1975. Fine and very rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with steel bezel, round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp .

Three-body, polished and brushed, curved lugs, screwed-down case back engraved with: "Fuerza Area del Perù", buttons and Triplock winding crown, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 200 units per hour. Bicolor tropical brown and silver with applied steel baton indexes and luminous dots, outer minutes divisions, subsidiary guilloché dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Luminous steel baton hands. Cal. 727, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws.

CHF 55,000 - 75,000

HKD 487,000 - 664,000 / USD 63,000 - 86,000
Grading System
Grade:

Exceptional

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 37 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm. Approx. overall length 185 mm. The Peruvian Air Force was reorganized under the presidency of Manuel Odria and was renamed in 1950 the Fuerza Aerea del Peru (sometimes abbreviated as FAP). Many Rolex watches were ordered for the Peruvian Airforce: for example DateJust, Gmt-Master and the famous Chronograph, from Ref. 6238 to Ref. 6263/6265.