• Lot 326

    Rolex. An exceedingly rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with pulsometre and bracelet


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    Rolex. An exceedingly rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with pulsometre and bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Cosmograph, ref. 6262, case no. 2'623'080, manufactured in 1971
    Cal. 72B nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, silvered brushed dial, applied baton numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, outer fifths of a second divisions and blue scale calibrated for 15 pulsations, three black engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, blank bezel calibrated for 200 units, screw back, 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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    The present Rolex reference 6262 must be considered one of the most exotic variants of the celebrated Cosmograph family to be offered at public auction.

    Its outstanding rarity resides in its dial, featuring the much sought-after pulsometre scale instead of the plain seconds and fifths of a second divisions. The pulsometre allows measuring the number of heartbeats per minute. Usually calibrated for 15 or 30 beats, the hand is stopped at the patient's 15th or 30th heartbeat; the scale on the dial then indicating the relevant frequency per minute.

    According to our researches, the present reference 6262 is believed to be one of only four examples of this celebrated reference fitted with such dial. Two variants of the 6262 pulsation model are known:

    -one, such as the present watch, without the "Daytona" designation above the 12 hour register and continuous fifths of a second scale
    -the second, featuring the red "Daytona" above the 12 hour counter, with interrupted fifths of a second scale immediately before and after all the applied steel baton hour markers

    This watch is not only an outstanding rarity in very good overall condition but most importantly also an extremely attractive chronograph, one of the best-looking watches for occasional wear.

    The other three known examples of reference 6262 in stainless steel with a pulsation dial are described and illustrated in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp322 & 323 and 324 & 325, and in 100 Superlative Rolex Watches by John Goldberger, pp. 256 & 257.

    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.