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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 11, 2013

LOT 152

ROLEX, REF. 6263 PAUL NEWMAN STEEL Rolex, "Oyster Cosmograph," No. 2874377, Ref. 6263/6262. Made in 1969. Very fine and very rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with black bezel, round-button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, clasp engraved: B.v.d.M. Accompanied by a fitted box.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back, buttons and crown, Triplock winding crown, tachometer graduation on the black bezel to 200 units per hour, back engraved: "Bill van der Meer, July 1974." Bicolor ivory and black with applied steel square indexes and luminous dots, subsidiary black dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer 1/5th seconds track. Luminous steel baton hands. Cal. 727, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws. Dial, case and movement signed.

USD 50,000 - 70,000

HKD 390,000 - 545,000 / CHF 48,000 - 67,000

Sold: USD 183,750

Grading System
Case: 3-9



Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


DIAM. 37 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx. overall length 200 mm.