5 June 2003
Rolex. A fine and rare 18K gold water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with
Signed Rolex, Chronograph, Ref. 6238, circa 1962
With nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the silvered brushed dial with luminous accents to the applied baton indexes, luninous accents to the baton hands, outer tachometer scale, three silvered engine-turned subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour registers, the circular water-resistant-type case with screw back and screw down crown, two round chronograph buttons in the band, case, dial and movement signed
36 mm. diam.
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Reference 6238 is the immediate predecessor of reference 6239, the first Cosmograph Daytona released by Rolex.
For an example of this model in stainless steel, see lot 166 in this sale.
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