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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 12, 2013

LOT 518

ROLEX REF. 6269/8 DIAMOND COSMOGRAPH OMAN Rolex, ?Cosmograph, Oyster, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified?, No. 8397326, Ref. 6269/6263. Sold to Oman in 1985. Fine, possibly unique and extremely rare, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold gentleman?s wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, bezel set with 44 diamonds, dial set with 240 diamonds and nine sapphires, and an 18K yellow gold Rolex Ref. 7205 riveted bracelet.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back with oman logo and crown, buttons and crown, diamond-set gold bezel. D. Gold set with 240 diamonds, eight sapphire hour markers, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Gold ?bâton? hands with black highlights. 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 185 mm.


Grading System
Grade:

Exceptional

Case: 1-6

As new

Slightly oxidized

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

Extraordinary might be a word often over-used but when faced with the amazing reference 6269 there is no doubt that you are in the presence of the most impressive Daytona ever produced. It is highly likely that just like the sister reference 6270 (that has a baguette diamond bezel instead) these were custom ordered and made in extremely small numbers (only 2 others have surfaced on the market up-to-date) and this one is probably unique due to its caseback with the sultan of Oman sword logo. To add to its appeal the watch has remained unworn in a safe, all hallmarks are deep and crisp as the day it left the factory, furthermore the watch has developed some patina to the side of the case from being left untouched and unworn for all these years. Without a doubt the best ever 6269 to be offered at auction.