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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 79

    Rolex. A very fine and rare stainless steel water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, service guarantee and box


    Price Realised  

    Rolex. A very fine and rare stainless steel water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, service guarantee and box
    Signed Rolex, Cosmograph Daytona, Paul Newman model, ref. 6239, case no. 1'997'756, manufactured in 1970
    Cal. 722-1 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the black dial with applied blackened square-shaped numerals with luminous accents on outer white ring, red fifths of a second divisions, luminous hands, three subsidiary white engine-turned dials indicating constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with blank 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 and Tudor clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    37 mm. diam.

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    Accompanied by Rolex Service Guarantee dated 19 January 1996, original 1970s Guarantee form, booklet, presentation box and outer packaging.

    The present owner purchased this watch from W G Webber Ltd, 58 High Street, Chelmsford around 1980/1981. At the time the watch was supplied with a Guarantee mistakenly made out for a reference 6265/0 as well as the wrong presentation box. The client did not realize this error until having the watch serviced by Rolex in 1996 upon which he received the Service Guarantee form. Since then the watch has never been worn again, the movement however occasionally wound. The present owner furthermore confirms that around a year before the service the bracelet broke and that due to a shortage of Rolex parts at the time, the "Tudor" clasp currently on the bracelet was added instead.

    Never been offered in public before and preserved in outstanding original overall condition especially in regard to the dial, this watch represents a highly recommendable collector's item.

    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.

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