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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1976
    Reference No: 6265
    Case No: 5'060'433
    Model Name: Cosmograph
    Material: 14K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 727, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 14K yellow gold riveted Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 14K yellow gold folding clasp stamped D
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Provenance: Rolex Daytona "Lesson One" 50 exceptional examples of the world's most celebrated chronograph wristwatch, Christie's Geneva November 10, 2013: Lot 28

  • Provenance

    Rolex Daytona "Lesson One" 50 exceptional examples of the world's most celebrated chronograph wristwatch, Christie's Geneva November 10, 2013: Lot 28

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in approximately 1969, reference 6265 was produced alongside its sibling reference 6263. Made for less than 20 years it is believed that less than 2000 gold versions of the reference 6263 and 6265 were cased in either 18K or 14K yellow gold.

    From the late 1970s, early 1980s and onwards, gold examples featured a movement number engraved on the plate, behind the balance wheel. This was related to the officially certified chronometer movement. Around this period, Rolex modified the dial layout for gold versions, and the "COSC" designation was printed on the dial.

    Having previously been sold at the historical Rolex Daytona "Lesson One" thematic sale, the present watch most notably features the signature of Tiffany & Co below the "COSC" text at 12 o'clock. Few retailers have a relationship with Rolex like Tiffany & Co. The jeweler has proudly emblazoned its logo on a variety of Rolex wristwatches, ranging from the GMT-Master to the Cosmograph Daytona.

    The present timepiece is preserved in excellent and impressive condition. The case is incredibly crisp, and all gold marks and hallmarks are present and sharp beneath the lugs. The dial itself is preserved beautifully, with the subsidiary registers starting to turn a slight brown hue.

  • Artist Biography


    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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Ref. 6265
An impressive and attractive 14K yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, retailed by Tiffany & Co.

37mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for CHF181,250

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The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE

Geneva Auction 11-12 May 2019