• Lot 133

    ROLEX. A 14K GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET AND CHAMPAGNE DIAL

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER, COSMOGRAPH, REF. 6263, CASE NO. 3’609’165, CIRCA 1972

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    ROLEX. A 14K GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET AND CHAMPAGNE DIAL
    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER, COSMOGRAPH, REF. 6263, CASE NO. 3’609’165, CIRCA 1972
    MOVEMENT: Manual, Caliber 727, 17 jewels
    DIAL: Champagne, baton numeral with luminous accents, three engine-turned black subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour registers
    CASE: 14k gold tonneau-shaped, black bezel calibrated for 200 units, screw back, inside case back stamped 6263, screw down crown, two screw down chronograph buttons in the band, 37.5 mm diam.
    BRACELET/CLASP: 14k gold Rolex Oyster riveted bracelet and clasp, overall length of approximately 190 mm or 7.4 inches


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    Manufactured in scarce volume, gold iterations of manual Cosmograph Daytona’s were produced with two dial variations. Black background with champagne registers or champagne background with black registers.

    Housing the Valjoux 727 mechanism, gold Daytona chronographs were powered by movements with the COSC official chronometer certification, which was an unusual feature for a chronograph of that period. Consequently, dials fitted on such examples, such as the present watch, bear the designation “Chronometer” at 12 o’clock, and “Cosmograph” above the 6 o’clock register.

    In excellent overall condition, the present wristwatch is made even more desirable through its case and bracelet. Crafted in 14 karat gold, such timepieces were reserved exclusively for the American market and are now highly sought-after by the most intricate collectors. Very well preserved, the dial of the timepiece displays a vibrant champagne color.

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