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Rolex. A very rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet
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Rolex. A very rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER COSMOGRAPH, REF. 6240, CASE NO. 1'206'020, CIRCA 1965

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Rolex. A very rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet
Signed Rolex, Oyster Cosmograph, ref. 6240, case no. 1'206'020, circa 1965
Cal. 72B mechanical lever movement, 17 jewels, black matte dial, applied baton numerals, luminous accents, outer fifths of a second divisions, luminous hands, three engine-turned silvered subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 hours and 12 hours registers, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, black bezel calibrated for 200 units, screw back, screw down crown, two round screw down chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
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 watch is a pristine example of the rare reference 6240. This model marks the first appearance of the iconic screw down chronograph pushers. It was in production for a very limited time: from '65 to '69 only, exclusively in steel. The majority of 6240s were fitted with the 722 calibre, but cal. 722-1 can be found in late examples. The very first batches of 6240s, however, mounted the earlier calibre: 72B. It is thought that a very limited number of 6240s were fitted with the 72B calibre; the present watch is one of these. Not only this timepiece impresses with its rarity, but it also amazes with its condition: the dial is flawless, the same holds true for the bezel, and the case was most probably never touched. The "icing on the cake" is the presence of the highly rare and sought-after "71" bracelet.

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