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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1987
    Reference No: 6269
    Movement No: 18071
    Case No: 9'533'905
    Model Name: Daytona
    Material: 18k yellow gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Manual, 727
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Rolex Oyster, end links stamped 71
    Clasp/Buckle: Folding deplyant clasp stamped 87
    Dimensions: 37mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case back still retaining green factory sticker
    Accessories: Green Rolex Presentation box in the form of a briefcase with locking mechanism, punched guarantee dated 8th May 1989, green leather wallet and swing tag
    Literature: Published in the Ultimate Rolex Daytona by Pucci Papaleo, pages 524 to 527

  • Catalogue Essay

    Together with reference 6270, Rolex’s reference 6269 takes a very prestigious position as the most lavish, exclusive and certainly boldest manual Cosmograph ever produced. Its bezel is set with 48 brilliant-cut diamonds, most examples were also fitted with a pavé dial, set with 240 round-cut diamonds. These two models were the first chronographs by Rolex finished in jewelled cases.The present example, coming from a very private European collection, is completely fresh to the auction market and in close to mint condition. Probably never worn and certainly not polished, it still retains its original green sticker on the back. It is of such good condition with the gold printed coronet and reference number untouched that it is safe to assume that the watch has spent most of its life in a security vault.Originally sold in Spain, it still has the original riveted Oyster bracelet, original box (actually, suitcase is a more appropriate word) and certificate; this is possibly the best preserved example to come to the market in quite some time.

  • 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. 6269
A very rare and exceptional yellow gold and diamond chronograph wristwatch "The Jack of Diamonds" with bracelet, briefcase presentation box and guarantee

37mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, case back still retaining green factory sticker

CHF250,000 - 450,000 

Sold for CHF497,000

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The Watch Auction: One

Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm