A fine and very rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with aubergine "tropical" dial, bracelet, guarantee and box

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1976
    Reference No: 6265
    Case No: 3'961'797
    Model Name: Oyster Cosmograph
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 727, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, reference 78350, end links stamped 571, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp stamped DE11 and 78350
    Dimensions: 37.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed, dial further signed Tiffany & Co.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex Guarantee typed Tiffany & Co, Tiffany & Co. presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Undeniably the Rolex Daytona is not only the world’s most famed sports chronograph but also one of the most coveted. The fact that the present reference 6265 bears the prestigious Tiffany & Co. signatures adds a whole new level of attractivity and desirability.

    The present piece is not only one of the very rare Cosmographs blessed with a Tiffany dial, but also comes accompanied by its original box and guarantee. The Guarantee is indeed typed "Tiffany & Co. 727 Fifth Avenue, New York" - coincidentally, 727 is also the caliber powering this timepiece. To the delight of the most demanding collectors, the box is the original Tiffany one, and it is accompanied by the outer packaging in the iconic "Tiffany Blue" color.

    A much more noteworthy characteristic of this piece reveals itself when examining the watch in full daylight: the subsidiary counters have tropicalized to a subtle aubergine tonality giving the watch incredible charisma.

    An additional layer of appeal is revealed by examining the caseback, which bears the engraving "H. W. Hobler 12-16-76", a perfect match - down to the dots and the full capitalization - of the name present on the guarantee.

    Adding to its ultimate desirability is the wonderful condition of this timepiece. The lugs are thick, the bevels crisp and the combination of brushed and polished surfaces intact.

    To most vintage Rolex collectors, a reference 6265 Oyster Cosmograph Daytona represents a must have due to its superb aesthetics, legibility, and wearing comfort. To find one with such a dial, adorned with the prestigious Tiffany & Co. signature and offered with original paperwork and box, presents an extraordinary opportunity that should not be missed.

  • 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 fine and very rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with aubergine "tropical" dial, bracelet, guarantee and box

Circa 1976
37.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed, dial further signed Tiffany & Co.

Estimate
CHF70,000 - 140,000 
€64,100-128,000
$70,300-141,000

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