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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 12, 2013

LOT 516

ROLEX REF. 6265 OMAN Rolex, ?Oyster Cosmograph Daytona?, case No. 6223553, Ref. 6265/6263. Made in 1980. Fine, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with steel bezel, round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back, buttons and Triplock winding crown, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 200 units per hour. D. Bicolor silver and black with applied steel baton indexes and luminous dots, outer 1/5th seconds track, subsidiary guilloché dials for the seconds, the 12-hour (with Oman logo) and 30-minute registers. Luminous steel baton hands. M. Cal. 727, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws. Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 37 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx. overall length 170 mm.

CHF 70,000 - 100,000

HKD 585,000 - 830,000 / USD 75,000 - 107,000

Sold: CHF 86,500


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2

Very good

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

Daytonas with Arabic logos have always been high on the collectors desirability list. Interestingly not only is the swords location different but the color also varies. Found in white, red, green and gold colors. Still unclear of the reason of this variety some experts have emmited the possibility that the color and or location on the dial varied according to the rank of the commanding officer to whom it was given. This is only the third known example with a white sword Daytona in the sub-dial.