A very rare and attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1987
    Reference No: 6265
    Movement No: 6168
    Case No: R328'810
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 727, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold pin buckle signed Rolex
    Dimensions: 37mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Rolex simultaneously launched the references 6263 and 6265 in 1969, replacing the first Oyster Cosmograph model 6240. The yellow gold Cosmograph Daytona with screw-down pushers was in production for almost 20 years, and are today extremely sought after. The present example from 1987 is one of the last manual-winding models produced before the introduction of the reference 16520 – the first self-winding Cosmograph Daytona.. The fact that this model is in yellow gold adds extra distinction to one of the most iconic sports chronographs of modern times. The exceptionally well-preserved yellow gold case is complemented by a beautiful champagne-colored dial with black subsidary counters. This watch is sure to intrigue all discerning vintage Rolex collectors alike.

  • 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 very rare and attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch

1987
37mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF60,000 - 100,000 
€55,100-91,800
$61,800-103,000

sold for CHF81,250

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