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    Sale 2041

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    12 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 18

    ROLEX. A FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET

    SIGNED ROLEX, CASE NO. 1626267, REF. 6239, CIRCA 1963

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    ROLEX. A FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET
    SIGNED ROLEX, CASE NO. 1626267, REF. 6239, CIRCA 1963
    Cal. 722 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, silvered matte dial, applied baton numerals, luminescent accents, three black engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour registers, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, bezel calibrated for 200 units per hour, screw back and screw-down crown, case, dial and movement signed, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and deployant clasp
    37mm diam.


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    Accompanied by a Rolex green suede pouch.

    The reference 6239 was the first Cosmograph Daytona introduced by Rolex. It was replaced in the late 1960s by the reference 6262, but continues to remain highly desirable among collectors.

    Similar examples of the reference 6239 are illustrated in Vintage Rolex Sports Models by Martin Skeet & Nick Urul, pp. 112-115.