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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1971
    Reference No: 6262, inside case back stamped 6263
    Case No: 2'733'498
    Model Name: Daytona
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 727, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown crocodile leather strap
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For steel example of a Daytona with jumbo logo and tropical registers, please see Ultimate Rolex Daytona by Pucci Papaleo, pages 148-151.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Daytona 6262 replaced 6239 and was equipped with the improved caliber 727. The bezel, however, still calibrated to 200 units. The dials were typically found with the silver soleil background with black registers and white graphic.

    The present watch here, is a fine example with many distinguished features. The registers have turned tropical, presenting us with cappuccino brown subsidiary registers, perfectly contrasting with the soleil finished dial. The Daytona signature or jumbo logo is clearly larger in size than Cosmograph above it and is printed at the top half of the dial. On later generations, the Daytona finds its permanent spot above the 12 o'clock register.

  • Artist Biography


    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, inside case back stamped 6263
A very rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with 'tropical' brown subsidiary registers and jumbo logo

36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$240,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$350,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am