A highly attractive and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with “tropical” subsidiary dials

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1970
    Reference No: 6262, inner caseback stamped 6239 & C.R.S
    Case No: 2’533’437
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 727, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 36.5 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For other examples of this model, see Skeet & Urul, Vintage Rolex Sports Models, pp. 112 - 115

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present example here, is a fine wristwatch with many finer details. The subsidiary dials have turned tropical, presenting us with an alluring tone of tawny brown, giving the wristwatch an almost climactic appearance which perfectly contrasts with the silvered dial. The Daytona signature is clearly visible atop the lower subsidiary dial.

    Both the dial and the case of the present watch are preserved in superb condition. With its overall excellent condition and striking dial, the present timepiece is sure to please all who sees its attractive and unique look. As the ref. 6262 was only produce for a year, this model is a highly collectible variation of the Daytona series.

  • 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, inner caseback stamped 6239 & C.R.S
A highly attractive and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with “tropical” subsidiary dials

勞力士,「Cosmograph Daytona」型號6262,非常精細及罕有,精鋼腕錶,配計時功能和「Tropical」棕色子盤,約1970年製

Circa 1970
36.5 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$620,000 - 1,200,000 
$80,000-150,000

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Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
thomasperazzi@phillips.com
+852 2318 2030

Phillips & Blackbird: SPORTS

Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2019