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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 106

    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, second dial, original guarantee and box

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER COSMOGRAPH, DAYTONA, REF. 6263, CASE NO. 5582868, MANUFACTURED IN 1979

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    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, second dial, original guarantee and box
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Cosmograph, Daytona, ref. 6263, case no. 5582868, manufactured in 1979
    Cal. 727 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the black dial with applied silvered baton numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, three subsidiary white engine-turned dials indicating constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, the tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with black bezel calibrated for 200 units per hour, screw back and screw down crown, two round screw down chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    37 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Rolex spare black "Oyster Chronograph" dial with silvered subsidiary dials, Garantie, Rolex Cosmograph booklet, green leather presentation box and outer cardboard packaging.

    The present watch is a very fine example of the celebrated Daytona reference 6263, delivered with two of the different dial versions available for this model: one with the red designation "Daytona" above the 12 hours register as well as the one signed only "Rolex Oyster Cosmograph". Its rarity is furthermore enhanced by the original guarantee and the very good overall 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.

    Special Notice

    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.