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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1975
    Reference No: 6265
    Movement No: 1'709
    Case No: 3'752'035
    Model Name: Daytona
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 727, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, 180 mm. maximum length, end links stamped 71
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex folding deployant clasp stamped Rolex SA
    Dimensions: 37 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Attestation de Chronometre dated 21 August 1978.
    Literature: For another example of a reference 6265 in yellow gold with black dial and champagne registers, please see I Chronografi Rolex La Leggenda by Pucci Papaelo, page 344 to 345.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This gold reference 6265 with punched guarantee and still retaining the original green factory sticker to the case back is without a doubt a sensational watch. The watch has been kept in immaculate condition, never having been polished and seldom worn throughout its life.

    The yellow gold Oyster Cosmograph Daytona with screw down pushers was in production for almost 20 years and it is believed that approximately 2000 pieces were manufactured.

    This gold reference 6265 can be considered one of the finest examples offered in recent years and comes to us today in a perfect state of preservation.

  • 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. 6265
A fine and rare yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet and original guarantee

1975
37 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$450,000 - 650,000 

Sold for HK$812,500

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