Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 24, 2021

LOT 298

ROLEX, REF. 6240, DAYTONA, «OYSTER SOTTO» WITH TROPICAL BROWN SUBDIALS, STEEL

Very fine and extremely rare, collectible, stainless steel manual winding chronograph wristwatch.

Brand Rolex

Model Daytona

Reference 6240/6239

Year Circa 1967

Case No. 1659483

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex “Oyster” riveted bracelet (7205/57), approx. overall length 180 mm

Caliber 722

Dimensions 37 mm

Signature dial, case and movement

EUR 140,000 - 180,000

USD 170,000 - 220,000 / HKD 1,320,000 - 1,695,000

Sold: EUR 162,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-11-01

Very good

Slightly worn

HANDS Original


Notes

The reference 6240 is, by far, the rarest screw pushers, manual winding Daytona. It has been made in about 1700 pieces. This example, with a beautiful brown subdials, is an absolute rarity due to the “OYSTER SOTTO” dial. Only another one appeared years ago on a famous o!cial retailer website. It could be considered a masterpiece for every Rolex collector.