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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 533

ROLEX REF. 6238 «FUERZA AEREA DEL PERU»

Fine and rare, manual wind, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch withsilver dial. Delivered to the Peruvian Air Force.

Brand Rolex

Model Pre-Daytona

Reference 6238

Year 1965

Case No. 1226272

Bracelet Rolex stainless steel Oyster riveted

Caliber 72B

Dimensions 36 mm

Signature Case, Dial and Movement

CHF 25,000 - 35,000

HKD 200,000 - 280,000 / USD 25,000 - 35,000

Sold: CHF 30,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Ref. 6238. This reference, which collectors call the “Pre-Daytona” was produced in stainless steel and in 14K and 18K gold. The reference 6238 is equipped with the caliber 72B or 722, the main differences between the Daytona and the pre-Daytona is the color of the dial (monochrome for the Pre-Daytona and colored for Daytona) and the tachymeter scale on the dial for Pre-Daytona and on the bezel for the Daytona (full steel bezel or steel with black plastic insert printed in white). It was published for the first time in the Rolex catalogue for the Italian Market in 1964 and remained there until 1968. Its production is estimated at 3,600 examples from 1962 to 1967.