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ROLEX. AN ATTRACTIVE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, GUARANTEE AND BOX
ROLEX. AN ATTRACTIVE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, GUARANTEE AND BOX
ROLEX. AN ATTRACTIVE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, GUARANTEE AND BOX
ROLEX. AN ATTRACTIVE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, GUARANTEE AND BOX
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ROLEX. AN ATTRACTIVE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, GUARANTEE AND BOX

SIGNED ROLEX, DAYTONA MODEL, REF. 6263, CASE NO. 5'582'947, CIRCA 1978

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ROLEX. AN ATTRACTIVE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, GUARANTEE AND BOX
SIGNED ROLEX, DAYTONA MODEL, REF. 6263, CASE NO. 5'582'947, CIRCA 1978
Movement: Cal. 727, automatic
Dial: Silvered
Case: 37.5 mm. diam.
With: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and deployant clasp stamped 78350, VD, overall lenght approximately 200 mm., Guarantee dated December 1981, leather card older, product literature and presentation box
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Lot Essay

The present timepiece is a well-preserved representative of the Daytona reference 6263, featuring the very coveted silver dial with the attractive big red “Daytona” script and contrasting subsidiary registers. Its name derived from the bright red "Daytona" designation, a most popular model in today's market, furthermore sold with the full set of accessories.

The case displays sharp edges, crisp and legible serial numbers. The pushers are the original version, highly sought-after by the most astute collectors as often replaced during services, crown and tube are likewise original.

Reference 6263
Over the years, reference 6263 has become one of the most sought-after Rolex models. Introduced in 1969 as the sister reference of the 6265, it replaced the first Oyster chronograph, reference 6240. Fitted with the upgraded caliber 727 as well as screw down pushers enhancing its waterproof abilities, it bears the “Oyster” designation on the upper-half of its dial and differed from the 6265 through its black bezel graduated to 200 units. The defining feature of the reference is undeniably the presence of the screw down pushers, which make the entire watch look larger, more sporting and masculine.

Different versions of the model are described and illustrated in: Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 328 – 335.

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