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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 341

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

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA, REF. 6263, CASE NO. 6382485, MANUFACTURED IN 1982

    Price Realised  

    Rolex. A stainless steel water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Cosmograph Daytona, ref. 6263, case no. 6382485, manufactured in 1982
    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, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with black bezel calibrated to 200 units per hour, screw back and screw down crown, two round chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    37 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Rolex Köln invoice for the servicing of the watch dated 4 May 2000, including a complete overhaul, exchange of the crown, the crystal and the clasp, amounting to DM 680.

    Reference 6263 was introduced into the market in 1971 and available with two different dial versions: the present one with the red designation "Daytona" above the 12 hours register as well as the one signed only "Rolex Oyster Cosmograph". Reference 6263 and its variants 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.