Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

LOT 123

ROLEX PRE-DAYTONA REF. 6238 YELLOW GOLD 18KT

A fine and rare, manual winding, 18k yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with silver dial.

Brand Rolex

Model Pre-daytona

Reference Ref. 6238

Year 1964

Bracelet Leather with plated buckle

Numbers Case N. 1038636

Caliber 72b

Dimensions 36mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement and box.

CHF 50,000 - 70,000

HKD 400,000 - 560,000 / USD 50,000 - 70,000

Sold: CHF 68,750


Grading System
Grade:

Exceptional

Case: 3-9-19-41

Good

Scratched

Dent(s)

Repolished, edges preserved

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

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. This current example has been worn over the years but keep a strong un-detailed case showing THICKNESS and clear punch marks. A near-mint original dial still with its original straight constant seconds hand and all original lume plots still present will please the discerning collectors of rare Rolex chronographs.