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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1970
    Reference No: 6262
    Case No: 2'416'746
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 727, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped "357" and "7835 19", max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    At Rolex, 1970 was marked by the launch of two Cosmograph references; the 6262 with the silver bezel and the 6264 with an acrylic bezel. Very similar to the previous generation, these two references were considered as a transitional reference and were fitted with the upgraded caliber 727 and featured pump pushers. The production of the reference ceased around 1972, making way for two new references with upgraded screw-down pushers, ref. 6263 & 6265

    In addition to the rarity of this reference, the present Daytona is further highlighted by the now blue faded Daytona signature. A defect in the pigment has turned the signature, which was originally in white, to an attractive and subtle light blue shade.

    The watch is further enhanced with its attractive overall condition.

  • Artist Biography

    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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Ref. 6262
An uncommon, attractive and very well preserved stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with grey/blue Daytona designation and bracelet

1970
36.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF40,000 - 80,000 
€37,200-74,500
$43,300-86,600

Sold for CHF73,080

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East Director
[email protected]

The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV

Geneva Auction 5 & 7 November 2021