Lot 140
  • 140

Rolex

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 CHF
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Description

  • RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO: A VERY RARE 14K YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS AND TACHOMETER
    CIRCA 1960 REF 6238 'PRE-DAYTONA'
  • reptile
  • diameter 36 mm
• cal. 722 nickel lever movement, 17 jewels • silvered dial, applied faceted baton numerals, luminous dots and hands, three engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour registers, outer track calibrated for tachometer • 14k yellow gold case with screw-down crown and back • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k yellow gold Rolex buckle

Catalogue Note

The Ref. 6238, so called the 'Pre-Daytona', is considered among collectors as one of the most desirable examples of chronograph models. It was launched in 1960 and was the last reference with a polished bezel. An exceedingly small series was cased in 14K gold and exclusively reserved for the North American market. This is a rare example of this reference as it was retailed by Tiffany & Co, as featured on the dial.

Reference 6238 is described and illustrated in Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 278 - 291.

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