Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

LOT 556

ROLEX REF. 6263 COSMOGRAPH ORIGINAL BOX AND CERTFICATE YELLOW GOLD Rolex, "Oyster, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, Cosmograph" case No. 7426622, Ref. 6263. Sold in December 1984. Very fine and rare, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer, antireflective black bezel and a 18K yellow gold Rolex bracelet Ref. 7205 with deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original warranty, fitted box and booklet.

CHF 100,000 - 150,000

HKD 810,000 - 1,200,000 / USD 102,000 - 153,000

Sold: CHF 125,000

Three-body, polished and brushed, screw-down case back, crown and buttons, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 200 units per hour. Bicolor champagne and black with applied faceted yellow gold baton indexes and luminous dots, outer 1/5th seconds track, subsidiary champagne dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Luminous yellow gold baton hands. Cal. 727, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws.

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Grading System
Case: 2-10

Very good


Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 37 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm. Approx. overall length 187 mm. The watch was bought by the current owner during his trip to NY in 1984 and bought it at TOURNEAU as indicated by the stamped warranty. He wore the watch on his return from NY but then stored the watch without wearing it. It is a rare opportunity to buy an almost new 6263 complete with original box and certificate. Property of the Original Owner