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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1979
    Reference No: 6265 "Big Red", inside caseback stamped 6263
    Case No: 6’126’586
    Model Name: Oyster Cosmograph
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 727, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped 78350, 19, endlinks stamped 571, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped "VE"
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by outer packaging and Rolex fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present example is a beautiful and well preserved reference 6265 "Big Red" on a silvered dial. The case is presented with minimal signs of use and wear and still maintains its crisp and sharp edges. Furthermore, the condition of the dial is impressive as it is flawless on the surface and the luminous plots have aged harmoniously together and still remains reactive under UV light.

  • 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 "Big Red", inside caseback stamped 6263
A very fine and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet

Circa 1979
37mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$500,000 - 700,000 
€57,000-79,700
$64,100-89,700

Sold for HK$625,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
[email protected]
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019