Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, May 13, 2018

LOT 383

ROLEX, REF. 6238 PRE-DAYTONA, GREY DIAL, 18K GOLD Very fine and very rare, manual wind, 18k yellow gold chronograph wristwatch.

Brand Rolex

Model Pre-Daytona

Reference Ref. 6238

Year 1966

Bracelet Produced by Mecan in 1963, 18k yellow gold, elastic, with tube ends link, approx. overall length 185mm.

Numbers Case N. 1422466, Movement N. 7695

Caliber 72B

Dimensions 36 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

CHF 60,000 - 100,000

HKD 480,000 - 800,000 / USD 60,000 - 100,000

Sold: CHF 112,500


Grading System
Grade:

Exceptional

Case: 2-40

Very good

Slightly repolished

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-17-01

Very good

Slightly spotted

HANDS Original


Notes

The reference 6238 in 18k yellow gold was made in approximately 150 pieces, which makes it one of the rarest chronograph produced. Reference 6238 has a first series hand for the constant seconds. Reference 6238 in yellow gold are always equipped with 72B numbered movement despite the fact that it isn't a certified Chronometer watch. Inside the caseback the Rolex signatures are engraved while other markings as well as on the bracelet are punched. One of the main reason why yellow gold chronometers have been produced in less pieces than steel ones is that yellow gold is more precious but softer and less resistant to scratches and damages.