A very rare and attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with champagne dial, black registers and yellow gold bracelet, with original box, papers, invoice and hangtag

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1986
    Reference No: 6265
    Movement No: 7'519
    Case No: 6'123'318
    Model Name: Cosmograph
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 727, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, end links stamped 7, max length 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: accompanied by Rolex fitted box, outer packaging, punched guaranty paper, original invoice, service guaranty, product literature and hang tag.

  • Catalogue Essay

    There is no denying that the Rolex Daytona 6265 when draped in gold just oozes of flamboyance and style.

    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.

    Bought in November 1986, it is part of the very last reference 6265 made. The grandfather of the current owner was not one to waste time reading instruction manuals and therefore asked his grandson to explain the working of the watch. Once satisfied with the explanation he promised his helping grandson to leave him the watch upon his passing away. Having passed in 1999, his grandson inherited the piece which he treasured and wore sparingly and with great care.

    The present watch from the grandson of the original owner entices not only thanks to its excellent overall condition but also from the fact that it comes full set with, box, papers, original invoice and hang tag.

  • 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 with champagne dial, black registers and yellow gold bracelet, with original box, papers, invoice and hangtag

1986
37mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF70,000 - 100,000 
€64,500-92,100
$70,500-101,000

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