A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1970
    Reference No: 6262, inside case back stamped 6239
    Case No: 2'475'520
    Model Name: Cosmograph 'Blue' Daytona
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 727, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, 195 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of a Daytona reference 6262, please see Rolex Daytona a Legend is Born A Journey Through the Techniques and Style by Pergola, Mazzariol and Dosso, page 111.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex Daytona reference 6262 was made only for a handful of years from the late 1960s up until 1972. The reference was fitted with new calibre 727, which improved the accuracy, increasing the vibration per hour from 18,000 to 21,600. In addition to the rarity of this reference, the present Daytona is further highlighted by the now blue faded Daytona signature. A defect in the pigment has turned the signature, which was originally in white, to an attractive and subtle light blue shade. The watch is further enhanced with its attractive overall condition, freshness to the market and being consigned by the original owner.

  • Maker Bio

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Rolex

Ref. 6262, inside case back stamped 6239
A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet

勞力士,精細及罕有,不銹鋼鏈帶腕錶,配計時功能,“Cosmograph 'Blue' Daytona”,型號6262,約1970年製

Circa 1970
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$150,000 - 200,000 
€17,600-23,500
$19,000-25,000

sold for HK$300,000

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016