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ROLEX. A VERY FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET AND BLACK DIAL
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ROLEX. A VERY FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET AND BLACK DIAL

SIGNED ROLEX, CHRONOGRAPH, REF. 6238, CASE NO. 1'207'299, CIRCA 1965

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ROLEX. A VERY FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET AND BLACK DIAL
SIGNED ROLEX, CHRONOGRAPH, REF. 6238, CASE NO. 1'207'299, CIRCA 1965
Movement: cal. 722 stamped ROW, manual, 17 jewels, signed
Dial: signed
Case: screw back, inside case back stamped 6239, 36 mm. diam., signed
With: stainless steel Rolex Oyster riveted bracelet and deployant clasp, overall length approximately 190 mm.
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Lot Essay

Often referred to amongst collectors as the “Pre-Daytona”, the 6238 was produced from the early 1960s to 1967. The last Rolex chronograph with a monochromatic dial and non-graduated polished bezel, the timepiece is considered the precursor of the Rolex Daytona and was produced in approximately 3,600 examples.

With a production divided between stainless steel, 14 karat and 18 karat gold cases, the present chronograph is one of the rarest examples of the reference to be manufactured. With a magnificent and very rare black dial in immaculate condition, it features a serial number of 1’207’229 confirming the Valjoux caliber 722 stamped ROW and is allied with an attractive stainless steel Rolex riveted bracelet suggesting this watch was originally intended for the American market. One of the most sought-after iterations of the 6238 chronograph, the timepiece distinguishes itself through its incredible overall condition with its rare black dial being free of scratches or any kind of wear and enabling the wearer to admire the sharp and highly legible script on one of the last dials with tachymeter scale to be found on a Rolex chronograph. A gem in itself, the dial is allied to a beautiful stainless steel case of strong proportions with clear reference and serial numbers inscribed within its lugs and a case back stamped 6238.

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