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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 11, 2013

LOT 149

ROLEX REF 6239 COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA STEEL Rolex, "Cosmograph Daytona" case No. 1597196, Ref. 6239. Made in 1970, sold January 30th, 1971. Very fine and rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Oyster bracelet Ref. 78350. Accompanied by the original fitted box and certificate (now void).

Three-body, polished and brushed, tachometer graduation on the steel bezel to 300 units per hour, screwed down case back and winding crown. Bicolor silver and black with applied steel baton indexes and luminous dots, outer 1/5th seconds track, subsidiary guilloche dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Luminous steel baton hands. Cal. 722, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws. Dial, case and movement signed.

USD 18,000 - 24,000

HKD 140,000 - 186,000 / CHF 17,000 - 23,000

Sold: USD 28,750

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8-45


Slightly scratched

Replaced pushpiece(s)

Movement: 2**

Very good

Repair required, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx. overall length 200 mm.