In 1970, Rolex introduced two new Cosmograph Daytona models; the references 6262 which was manufactured for only one year (1970), and 6264, manufactured for three years (1970-72). Both are produced in stainless steel, and only the reference 6264 appeared on the international market also in 14k and 18k gold. They differ in terms of the bezel: in metal with engraved tachometer graduations for the reference 6262, with black plastic insert and white printed graduations for the reference 6264. The references 6262 and 6264 are the last Rolex chronographs equipped with push-down buttons and bear the caliber 13”727.
Tiffany and Co.
Originally founded as Tiffany & Young by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in 1837, the firm is now one of the world's foremost jewellers. Few companies have captured the public imagination to such an extent as Tiffany & Co. The firm's creations have been worn by members of some of the wealthiest nineteenth and twentieth centuries families, including the Astors, the Vanderbilts, and the prominent banker and watch enthusiast Henry Graves Junior.
Fresh to the market, the present watch is of great interest to collectors not only because of its rarity, but also because of the Tiffany signature on the dial. In extremely rare instances, the most important retailers are permitted to personalize the dial with their trademark. Such is the case for this early 1970s 6264. The cooperation between Tiffany & Co. and Rolex is longstanding, but extremely scarce where examples signed by Tiffany are even more special in this condition and with all the original parts. Just a handful of Daytonas - all references, all materials - retailed by Tiffany have appeared on the market over the past decade.
Reference 6264 in 14k gold is illustrated in 100 Years of Rolex by F. & G. Mondani, 2008, p. 141.