Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 19, 2022

LOT 256

ROLEX
REF. 6264, CHRONOGRAPH, MINUTE AND HOUR COUNTERS, “EXOTIC” DIAL SO-CALLED “PAUL NEWMAN”; “COSMOGRAPH” “DAYTONA”; 18K YELLOW GOLD

EUR 700,000 - 1,200,000

USD 740,000 - 1,270,000 / HKD 5,790,000 - 9,920,000 / CHF 710,000 - 1,210,000

Sold: EUR 884,000

Very fine and extremely rare, 18K yellow gold, manual-winding, “tonneau”-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, yellow colour dial with black colour recorders, subsidiary seconds at 9, chronograph with tachometric scale graduated on the gold bezel with epoxy insert for 200 units per hour, half-instantaneous 30-minute counter and 60-minute counter.


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 3

Good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model “Cosmograph” “Daytona”, so-called “Paul Newman”

Reference 6264

Year circa 1971

Case No. 2 802 755

Material 18K yellow gold

Bracelet 18K yellow gold Rolex “Oyster” riveted bracelet with deployant clasp (dated 2 / 68; end-links 71)

Diameter 37.3 mm. (bezel)

Length 180 mm. (approx.)

Caliber 727, adjusted to 3 positions (based on Valjoux 72 ebauche by Raymond Frères, Les Bioux, Vallée de Joux)

Length 180 mm. (approx.)

Height 42.9 mm.

Width 36 mm.

Weight 105.3 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Notes

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!

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