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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1987
    Reference No: 6265
    Movement No: 1'262
    Case No: 9'196'151
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 727, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster riveted bracelet, end links stamped 71, max length 205mm.
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex folding clasp stamped 7205
    Dimensions: 37mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex punched guarantee and Chronometer Certificate dated 1 April, 1987, hang tag, leather wallet and product literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is a modern day icon regardless of reference number.

    Reference 6265 was introduced to the market approximately in 1970, and ceased production in 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 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 ‘SCOC’ designation was printed on the dial.

    The present yellow gold reference 6265 from the last batch is in overall excellent condition with a surprising aubergine oxidation on the case side and pushers proof that the watch was a safe queen not worn for an extended period. The black dial with champagne subdials provides for a visually arresting contrast with a dash of racy appeal. Further adding to its desirability the watch comes complete with Rolex guarantee and fitted presentation box.

    The fact that this model is in yellow gold adds extra distinction to one of the most iconic sports chronographs of modern times.

  • 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
A very rare and attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee and fitted presentation box

37mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF70,000 - 100,000 

Sold for CHF125,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: SIX

Geneva Auctions 11 - 12 November 2017