Rolex. A very fine and extremely rare 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with black dial and bracelet
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Rolex. A very fine and extremely rare 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with black dial and bracelet


Rolex. A very fine and extremely rare 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with black dial and bracelet
Signed Rolex, Oyster, Cosmograph, retailed by Tiffany & Co., ref. 6263, case no. 5'951'327, circa 1979
Cal. 727 mechanical movement, 17 jewels, black dial, applied baton numerals, luminous accents, outer gilt fifth of a second divisions, three champagne engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, black bezel calibrated for 200 units, screw-down crown, two screw-down chronograph buttons in the band, screw back, 18K gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, deployant clasp, case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
37.5 mm. diam.
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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.

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Lot Essay

The present Rolex Cosmograph Daytona impresses by its new old stock condition, its immaculate case as perfect as it was when leaving the factory over 30 years ago. The breathtaking dial does not present any indication of cosmetic intervention, even the bracelet, the very rare and collectible "71" version with the endlinks stamped 71, can be described as new.

The outstanding condition however is only part of the appeal of this superb timepiece: one cannot but notice the dial, graced by the extremely rare and sought after signature "Tiffany & Co.", one of the world's most distinguished and important watch retailers in the world with the headquarters in New York.

Another noteworthy and not less important fact is the gold content of its case: whereas the vast majority of gold watches sold in North America where fitted with the 14K gold version, the present is in the higher 18K alloy, subject to increased taxes upon importation into the US.

The presence of the retailer's signature clearly leads to the assumption that it must have been a special order for one of Tiffany's distinguished clients wishing the more exclusive case version for his Cosmograph Daytona.

One of the most aesthetic, well preserved and rare references 6263 in gold to appear in public in recent years, the present timepiece can be considered the ultimate addition to any important collection of Rolex vintage watches.

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