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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 31

    Rolex. A very rare and attractive 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with black dial, bracelet, original guarantee, brochure and box

    SIGNED ROLEX, COSMOGRAPH, DAYTONA, REF. 6239, CASE NO. 1'938'053, CIRCA 1968

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    Rolex. A very rare and attractive 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with black dial, bracelet, original guarantee, brochure and box

    Signed Rolex, Cosmograph, Daytona, Ref. 6239, case no. 1'938'053, circa 1968
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 722-1, 17 jewels
    DIAL: blacK, applied gold baton numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, three engine-turned subsidiary gilt dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers
    CASE: 18K gold, bezel calibrated for 200 units, screw back with engraved facsimile inscription reading Simon, 27-X-73, screw down crown, two round chronograph buttons in the band, 36 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BRACELET/CLASP: 18K gold Rolex Oyster bracelet and deployant clasp stamped 3.69, overall approximate length 190 mm.
    ACCOMPANIED BY: original Rolex Garantía stamped by the retailer Malde Arbones and dated 17 September 1973, period Rolex Cosmógrafo brochure, original fitted presentation box



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    The present reference 6239 is a particularly appealing example of the legendary "Cosmograph Daytona", distinguished by its very good original overall condition, still retaining the original bracelet dating from 1969, the original guarantee, brochure and box, all rarities by themselves.

    Consigned by descendants of the original owner the watch is furthermore fresh to the market.

    Reference 6239 is described and illustrated in Rolex Daytona - a legend is born by Carlo Pergola, Stefano Mazzariol, Giovanni Dosso, pp. 44 - 61, and in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 296 - 303.

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