A rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee and fitted presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1984
    Reference No: 6265
    Movement No: 14'530
    Case No: 5'527'893
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 727, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, 165 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex folding deployant clasp stamped Rolex 78350
    Dimensions: 37 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Garantie dated 2 January 1986 and fitted presentation box.
    Literature: For another example of a reference 6265 however without Daytona signature, please see Ultimate Rolex Daytona by Pucci Papaleo, page 328.

  • Catalogue Essay

    First produced in 1971, reference 6265 enjoyed a 25 year production run. This watch is a very honest example, with thick full lugs, original proportions, original pushers and dial. The silvered dial, black registers and red Daytona signature come together in a very attractive fashion. This watch is offered with its guarantee and fitted presentation box.

  • Maker Bio

    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 rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee and fitted presentation box

勞力士,罕有,不銹鋼鏈帶腕錶,配計時功能,“Cosmograph Daytona”,型號6265,附證書及盒子,1984年製

1984
37 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 350,000 

sold for HK$350,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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