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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1986
    Reference No: 6263
    Movement No: 7149
    Case No: 9'323'644
    Model Name: Daytona
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 727, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, 190 mm. maximum length, end links stamped 71
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex folding deployant clasp stamped Rolex SA 7205
    Dimensions: 37.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of a reference 6263 Daytona, please see Ultimate Rolex Daytona by Pucci Papaleo pages 368 to 371.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present gold 6263 Daytona is in extremely well preserved condition, still retaining its original factory finishes and remnants of the original green factory sticker to the case back. The case is also tarnished, further enhancing the watch's character and underlying its great quality.

    Reference 6263 was manufactured for nearly 20 years with an estimated 2000 pieces made in gold, the majority bearing COSC Certified Chronometer designation on the dial. The present watch is fitted with a champagne dial and black subsidiary registers. The bezel is extremely well preserved with no chips or losses to its calibrations.

    In truly great condition and manufactured at the very end of the reference 6263's production, the present watch is extremely attractive and looks as though it has been sleeping for the past 30 years. Every season, vintage Rolex watches in superior condition become increasingly sought after as knowledge and scholarship increases within the Rolex community. The present watch with no exception will be worth significantly more in the years to come.

  • 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. 6263
A very rare and attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with bracelet

1986
37.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$400,000 - 600,000 

Sold for HK$825,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am