Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 19, 2023

LOT 215*


EUR 60,000 - 90,000

USD 65,000 - 97,000 / HKD 510,000 - 760,000 / CHF 60,000 - 90,000

Very fine and rare, stainless steel, manual-winding, “tonneau”-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, “triplock” winding-crown, silver colour dial with black "tropical" colour registers, applied radial indexes with luminescent dots, subsidiary seconds at 9, chronograph (activated by the two round-shaped screwed push-pieces) with tachometric scale graduated on the acrylic "epoxy" insert stainless steel bezel for 200 units per hour), half-instantaneous 30-minute counter and 12-hour counter.

This Lot is submitted to commissions and taxes :
If the lot is delivered within the EU:
a 20% import VAT is due on the hammer price with buyer’s premium, plus 120€ for termination of temporary export, at buyer’s expense.
If the lot is delivered outside EU:
120€ for termination of temporary export is due,at buyer’s expense
Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8-45

Very good

Slightly scratched

Replaced pushpiece(s)

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01-6-10-57

Very good

HANDS Original

Slightly oxidized


Original later bezel

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model "Oyster" "Cosmograph" "Daytona"

Reference 6263

Year circa 1970

Case No. 348 5381

Material stainless steel

Bracelet leather strap

Buckle stainless steel Rolex buckle

Diameter 37 mm.

Caliber 727 (based on Valjoux 72)

Weight 52.2 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement


Rolex, Ref. 6263 and 6265

The Rolex chronographs references 6263 and 6265 were produced between 1971 and 1988. The difference in designation comes from the type of bezel used on them:
· Ref. 6263 comes with a metal bezel with an acrylic "epoxy" insert;
· Ref. 6265 comes with a full metal bezel.

These two wrist-chronograph models are the last references produced by Rolex using a manual-winding movement.


Silver colour dial with black "tropical" colour registers

The present watch is characterised by its silver colour dial, the black subsidiary dials (so-called "registers") of which have developed a natural patina over time. These auxiliary registers have turned into a harmonious tobacco brown or milk chocolate colour, now known to collectors as “tropical”. This beautiful and wonderful patina is most sought after by discerning connoisseurs.


Rolex, “Daytona”

In 1963, the first “Cosmograph” introduced into Rolex’s collection was launched. In 1964, Rolex joined the French races “Le Mans” and also with the famous American car circuit “Daytona”. The “Cosmograph” was first marketed under the name “Le Mans”, but Rolex very quickly opted for the name “Daytona”. This is the beginning of a legendary adventure ...!