Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 552

ROLEX REF. 6263 COSMOGRAPH ORIGINAL BOX, CASEBACK STICKER AND CERTFICATE, R SERIAL, YELLOW GOLD Rolex, "Oyster, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, Cosmograph" case No. R328712, Ref. 6263. Sold in 1987. Very fine and rare, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer, antireflective black bezel. Accompanied by the original warranty, fitted box, hang tag and booklet.

CHF 70,000 - 120,000

HKD 560,000 - 960,000 / USD 70,000 - 120,000

Sold: CHF 137,000

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: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

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. Kept in excellent condition, still retaining its original warranty and still its original caseback sticker, it was originally sold at the Singapore retailer Watch Palace that is still an official Rolex retailer today. Part of the last series of the manual wind Daytonas these R series were produced for approximately 6 months and represent the last examples ever made. Never appeared at auction