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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 106

    Rolex. A fine and rare 18K gold water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with bracelet


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    Rolex. A fine and rare 18K gold water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Oyster, Cosmograph, ref. 6265/6263, case no. 5953788, manufactured in 1979
    Cal. 727 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the black dial with applied gold baton numerals with luminous accents, luminous gold hands, three engine-turned champagne subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with gold bezel calibrated to 200 units per hour, screw back and screw down crown, two round screw down chronograph buttons in the band, 18K gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    37 mm. diam.

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    The present watch is a fine example of the celebrated reference 6263 "Cosmograph Daytona" model and stands out by its beautiful, well-preserved original condition.

    Reference 6263 was introduced into the market in 1971. Different versions of the model are described and illustrated in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 328 - 335.

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    Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.