Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 18, 2022

LOT 103

Ref. 6239, Cosmograph, Daytona, Stainless-steel

EUR 50,000 - 70,000

USD 57,000 - 80,000 / HKD 442,000 - 620,000 / CHF 52,000 - 73,000

Sold: EUR 65,000

Very beautiful and rare stainless-steel wristwatch with manual-winding, central seconds, chronograph, registers, and tachometer. Screwed case-back and crown, chronograph with pump pushers. Curved polished and brushed horns, acrylic glass. Fitted metal bezel engraved with a tachymeter scale at 300 units per hour. Silver dial with applied faceted steel baton hour markers and luminous dots, outer minute/second divisions, subsidiary black guilloche dials for seconds, 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Large Daytona signature. Luminous steel baton hands.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-55-01

Very good

Luminous material reapplied

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model Cosmograph Daytona

Reference 6239

Year Circa 1967

Case No. 1656914

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with folding clasp, approx. length 160 mm.

Diameter 36 mm.

Caliber Valjoux 722

Weight 78,97 gr. (approx.)

Signature Case, dial and movement


In 1963, Rolex launched its iconic chronograph, the Daytona, named after the famous Daytona Beach racing circuit in Florida. Replacing the reference 6238, the reference 6239 is the first to bear this name and to have the "Cosmograph" dials. It is equipped with a manual movement Valjoux 72B or 722 modified by Rolex which is extremely reliable. Produced until 1969, the ref. 6239 embodies a turning point in the history of the manufacture, which wishes to meet the expectations of the modern man by creating a sporty and classic, reliable and robust wristwatch.