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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 101

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


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    Rolex. A stainless steel water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with bracelet and service invoice
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Cosmograph, Daytona, ref. 6263, case no. 4137943, manufactured in 1976
    Cal. 727 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the silvered 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 black bezel calibrated for 200 units per hour, screw back and screw down crown, two 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 invoice no. 461916 dated 1 February 2007 for the complete overhaul of the present watch amounting to CHF 2,012.

    The present watch is a 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". Recently serviced by Rolex in Geneva, its rarity is enhanced by 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.