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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1985
    Reference No: 6263, inner caseback stamped C.R.S
    Case No: 8’751’073
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 727, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, endlinks stamped 71, max length 200 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped with Helvetica hallmarks
    Dimensions: 37 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed
    Accessories: With original punched guarantee stamped by Bucherer on Nov 5, 1988, Rolex brown presentation box, green leather wallet, micro-fiber cleaning cloth, calendar of 1984, product literature, hang tag, an additional alligator strap and an additional leather strap

  • Catalogue Essay

    Majestically cased in 18 karat yellow gold, this wondrous Rolex chronograph is by all means an awe-inspiring marvel to behold. Debuted in 1969 to replace the preceding reference 6240, the reference 6263 was in production together with its sister model the ref. 6265. While it is a professional-grade timekeeping device, the model was also offered in 18K yellow gold as a luxurious alternative. Contrasting beautifully with the lustrous yellow tone of the case, this example is fitted with a black acrylic bezel which further bestows upon the watch a glorious flair.

    The present chronograph from circa 1985 is rife with connotations of taste and style unlikely to be missed by watch enthusiasts. The present watch is in excellent overall condition, and comes complete with guarantee, presentation box, and a wide variety of accessories including a green leather wallet, a micro-fiber cleaning cloth, a calendar of 1984, hang tag, an additional alligator strap and an additional leather strap. Its unmissable look and supreme technical prowess make the present watch a wondrous timepiece that not only has an interesting background, but is also adored by countless collectors around the world.

  • 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. 6263, inner caseback stamped C.R.S
A highly attractive and very rare yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, original guarantee, hang tag and presentation box

Circa 1985
37 mm diameter
Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed

HK$550,000 - 940,000 

Sold for HK$1,062,500

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Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2019