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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1979
    Reference No: 6263
    Movement No: 9218
    Case No: 6'056'810
    Model Name: Daytona
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 727, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, 180 mm. maximum length, end links stamped 571
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex folding deployant clasp stamped Rolex
    Dimensions: 37 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Garantie dated 24 December 1982, product literature and fitted presentation box.
    Literature: For a new old stock reference 6263 Daytona, please see Ultimate Rolex Daytona by Pucci Papaleo, page 448 to 451.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 6263 Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Daytona was first introduced in 1971 and was in production for the next 25 years. The reference had a very distinguished career and the dial layout of this particular 6263 has an attractive alternation of blacks, whites and the red "Daytona" above the central register.

    The watch comes complete with its box and papers, and is offered in honest, original and very appealing condition with just some minor tarnishing in the registers.

  • 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 rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee and box

1979
37 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for HK$325,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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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