Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 18, 2022

LOT 170

Ref. 6265, Oyster, Superlative Chronometer Officialy Certified, Cosmograph Daytona, Sigma Dial, Yellow gold

EUR 130,000 - 250,000

USD 148,000 - 284,000 / HKD 1,150,000 - 2,210,000 / CHF 136,000 - 260,000

Sold: EUR 184,600

Beautiful mechanical chronograph wristwatch in yellow gold with three engine- turned subsidiary dials.
Water-resistant to 100 meters, screw back, large oyster winding crown and two round screw chronograph pushers. Tachymeter scale on the calibrated 14K gold bezel.

Black dial, luminescent dots hours markers on the outer seconds/minutes track, luminescent hands rare "Sigma" dial with the line "σ T SWISS T σ" at 6 o'clock.

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-6-01

Very good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model Cosmograph Daytona

Reference 6265

Year Circa 1977

Case No. 5126705

Bracelet 14K Yellow gold Rolex rivet bracelet with folding clasp, approx. length 160 mm.

Diameter 37 mm.

Caliber 727

Weight 104,19 gr. (approx.)

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Attestation de contrôle officiel Suisse de chronomètre (COSC)


When Malcolm Campbell broke the speed record of 445 km/h on the Daytona Beach circuit in 1935, it was with a Rolex on his wrist. In 1959, the Daytona International Speedway was born, a 4 km long circuit that hosts the most famous car races such as the Daytona 500 or the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the American equivalent of the 24 hours of Le Mans, of which the Daytona is also the official watch. The eponymous chronograph of the Rolex manufacture was thus consecrated as THE watch of the car racers.

References 6265 and 6263 are launched at the beginning of the 1970s, in order to replace the previous references, such as 6262 and 6264. The screw pushers on the case brought an essential improvement : the waterproofness at 50m. Produced from 1971 to 1988, the reference 6265 is well known for its sports-look with the famous smooth stainless steel bezel with the tachymeter scale.