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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1967
    Reference No: 6240
    Case No: 1,659,***
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 722, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather- pls note accessories below
    Clasp/Buckle: Steel pin buckle- pls note accessories below
    Accessories: Also complete with Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, reference 7835, end links stamped 71N. Rolex box.

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    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. 6240
The reference 6240 is one of the most historically significant Daytona models produced in less than 2000 examples. At the time of its launch in 1965, it was the first Daytona wristwatch to be fitted with water resistant screw down pushers and the current example is without doubt one of the finest we have handled featuring both the correct pushers and bezel for its production. Found with a "large Daytona" dial, in outstanding condition and stick second hand the watch is further enhanced by the availability of the period 7835 bracelet with 71N endlinks representing one of the most complete and high quality examples to grace the market in recent years.

Circa 1967

Price £150,000