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    Sale 2627

    Important Watches

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3561

    ROLEX, REF. 6238 3RD SERIES PRE-DAYTONA

    GOLD MANUAL-WINDING CHRONOGRAPH BRACELET WATCH

    CASE 1422502, MANUFACTURED IN 1965

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    ROLEX, REF. 6238 3RD SERIES PRE-DAYTONA

    GOLD MANUAL-WINDING CHRONOGRAPH BRACELET WATCH
    CASE 1422502, MANUFACTURED IN 1965

    Calibre 72 B, ebauche by Valjoux, 17 jewels, satined opaline-white dial with faceted gold hour makers and luminescent tritium indexes, outer tachymetric scale, three bevelled engine-turned subdials for small seconds, minute and hour counters, three-part case in 14k gold, polished and satined, plastic crystal, screw-down case back inscribed W A M L, B, Twinlock 600 crown, 18k gold Rolex Oyster bracelet (ref. 7205), polished and satined, case, dial and movement signed
    Diameter: 36 mm.


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    US$37,500-56,000
    EUR28,500-43,000

    Accompanied by Rolex crocodile and leather straps with 18k gold buckles.

    The reference 6238 is often referred to as the "Pre-Daytona" amongst collectors and today enjoys growing popularity within the community of Rolex aficionados. The model was launched in 1960, and is the Rolex's last traditional chronograph wristwatch with polished bezel.

    Different versions of the reference 6238 is described and illustrated in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, p. 278 - 291.

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