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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 15

    Rolex. A stainless steel water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with bracelet


    Price Realised  


    Rolex. A stainless steel water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Cosmograph, Daytona, Ref. 6265, case no. 6223610, manufactured in 1981
    Cal. 727 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the silvered brushed dial with applied baton numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, three subsidiary black engine-turned dials indicating constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, the tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with blank bezel calibrated for 200 units per hour, screw back, screw down crown, two screw down chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    37 mm. diam.

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    The present watch is a rare example of the first generation "Oyster Cosmograph" reference 6265 model, introduced in 1971. It shows a rather unusual signature, featuring the writing "Daytona" in a smaller size and much closer to the 12 hours recorder than the earlier models (see the previous lot). It is furthermore preserved in a very good overall condition.

    For detailed description and illustrations of various reference 6265 versions see I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 336 - 349.

    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.