An attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with black dial and bracelet

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1971
    Reference No: 6265, inside caseback stamped 6262
    Case No: 2'788'326
    Model Name: Oyster Cosmograph
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 727, 17 Jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel riveted Oyster bracelet reference 7205 measuring 200mm max. Endlinks stamped 60
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp signed 2 68
    Dimensions: 37.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    It is incredible how 50 years after its original launch the manual wind Rolex Cosmograph Daytona still retains its relevance, its design codes perfectly capturing the zeitgeist of the late 1960s which are as applicable today as they were back then.

    In 1969, Rolex simultaneously launched references 6263 and 6265, replacing the first Oyster Cosmograph - Model 6240. The Cosmograph Daytona with screw-down pushers was in production for almost 20 years and was offered in either stainless steel or gold.

    The present reference 6265 is fitted on a stainless steel riveted Rolex Oyster bracelet, enhancing the sporty aesthetic it is famous for.

    This Cosmograph is an early generation example, and is distinguished by its overall appealing condition.

    The black dial with silver subdial and silver print gives the watch a somewhat of a stealth look making it the perfect versatile watch that can be worn on its steel bracelet for a more casual look or on a leather strap for a dressier mood.

  • 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, inside caseback stamped 6262
An attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with black dial and bracelet

Circa 1971
37.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF35,000 - 55,000 
€32,200-50,600
$35,000-55,100

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Alexandre Ghotbi
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The Geneva Watch Auction X

Geneva Auction 9-10 November 2019