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    Sale 1243

    Important Watches

    15 March 2016, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 109

    ROLEX. AN EXTREMELY FINE AND VERY RARE 18K GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, ORIGINAL GUARANTEE AND BOX

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALY CERTIFIED, COSMOGRAPH, REF. 6265, CASE NO. 8'094'721, CIRCA 1983

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    ROLEX. AN EXTREMELY FINE AND VERY RARE 18K GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, ORIGINAL GUARANTEE AND BOX
    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALY CERTIFIED, COSMOGRAPH, REF. 6265, CASE NO. 8'094'721, CIRCA 1983
    Cal. 727 mechanical movement, 17 jewels, champagne dial, applied baton numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, three engine-turned black subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minute and 12 hours registers, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, bezel calibrated for 200 units, two screw down chronograph buttons in the band, screw down crown, screw back, 18k gold Rolex Oyster riveted bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    37 mm. diam.; overall length approximately 200 mm.


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    With Rolex Garantie et Attestation de Chronomètre Officiel dated 14 October 1983, product literature, calendar card, period presentation box and outer packaging.

    Cornerstone of a serious Rolex collection, reference 6265 is distinguished by its metallic bezel with tachymeter scale, screw down chronograph buttons and caliber 727. Introduced to the market in the early 1970s with its peers 6263 and 6264, the present chronograph is part of the first Oyster versions of the celebrated Cosmograph model.

    The present example is the most lavish iteration of the 6265 reference: in 18k gold with champagne dial, engine-turned subsidiary registers and gold bracelet. 

    The subtle layer of oxidation noticeable between the chronograph pushers and crown is the telltale mark of a watch which spent most of its life in a safety deposit box. Another testament to the care the present timepiece has seen throughout its life is the presence and extreme crispness of all the three stamps under the lugs. As it often happens with Rolex, the case back bears a different reference number than the case: 6263. This is because the specifications of the case back for the two references are exactly the same, and thus the company was inclined to mount whatever case back was available during final assembly. The stamp CRS stands for the case maker Charles-René Spielmann.