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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1977
    Reference No: 6265
    Movement No: 1794
    Case No: 5'060'477
    Model Name: Cosmograph
    Material: 14K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 727, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 14K yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 14K yellow gold Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 6265 was introduced to the market approximately in 1970 and was made until 1987. While the reference was mainly cased in stainless steel, limited amounts were also cased in 18K or 14K yellow gold. Reference 6265 was in production for almost 20 years, yet no more than 2000 examples were cased in gold.

    From the late 1970s and onwards, gold examples featured a movement number engraved on the plate behind the balance wheel. Research suggests that this was related to the officially certified chronometer movement. Around this period, Rolex modified the dial layout for gold versions, and the ‘OCC’ designation was printed on the dial.

    The present watch is cased in 14K yellow gold and was most probably delivered to the American market. It is preserved in excellent and crisp condition with sharp finishes on the top of the lugs.

    It is furthermore accompanied by a 14K yellow gold Oyster bracelet which is a rarity in itself.

  • 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. 6265
A highly rare and attractive 14K yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with champagne dial and bracelet

Circa 1977
37mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF60,000 - 100,000 
€56,400-94,000
$61,800-103,000

sold for CHF100,000

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: XI

Geneva Auction 27 - 28 June 2020