Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X Hong Kong Friday, July 10, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1986
    Reference No: 6265, inside caseback stamped 6263
    Movement No: 17’632
    Case No: 9’624’925
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 727, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold riveted Rolex Oyster bracelet, endlinks stamped “57”, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped “C”
    Dimensions: 37mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Transcending elegance and packed with a punch, the yellow gold variant of the famed Rolex Daytona ref. 6265 is a must have for collectors of fine vintage timepieces. Introduced to the public in 1970, the ref. 6265 was the last Cosmograph Daytona to feature a manually wound cal. 727, before Rolex introduced the new ref. 16520 with a self-winding cal. 4030. In production for almost 20 years predominantly in stainless steel cases, it is estimated that not over 2000 examples of the reference were encased in yellow gold.

    During the late 1970’s, examples encased in yellow gold were stamped with a movement number under the balance wheel. The reason behind that was due to the fact that the movement was upgraded to an officially certified chronometer movement.

    The present ref. 6265 encased in 18K yellow gold is offered in attractive overall condition boasting a clean and elegant champagne dial with black registers to create the perfect contract and balance. A brilliant timepiece to sport on a weekend cruise around Repluse Bay in a vintage coupe.

  • 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. 6265, inside caseback stamped 6263
A very fine and rare yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with bracelet

Circa 1986
37mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$275,000 - 430,000 

Sold for HK$687,500

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001


The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020