Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 295

ROLEX, REF. 6264,COSMOGRAPH, PAUL NEWMAN DAYTONA, STEEL

A very fine and extremely rare, manual wind, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch.

Brand Rolex

Model Cosmograph Daytona

Reference 6264/ 6241

Year Circa 1970

Case No. 2372948

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex folded bracelet (7835/271), approx. overall length 175 mm

Caliber 727

Dimensions 36 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

CHF 120,000 - 220,000

HKD 960,000 - 1,760,000 / USD 120,000 - 220,000

Sold: CHF 262,500


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Property of the original Spanish owner
One of the rarest Cosmograph models, reference 6264 was produced for a few years only in the early 1970s. Together with reference 6262, it
was the last Rolex chronograph watch to be fitted with pump pushers. It is understood that only some 1,700 examples in stainless steel were ever made of reference 6264. Along with the rarity of the model, the present watch is also eye catching due to the “Paul Newman PANDA” dial.
Never offered on the market before, this watch was purchased new at Grassy in Madrid by the current owner by his father for his 16th birthday. Still fitted on its original bracelet, the watch was worn regularly but has been kept in great condition with no service marks inside the caseback and more importantly its dial has been kept in near mint condition, making this rare reference always a collector’s item.