Lot 82
  • 82


20,000 - 40,000 USD
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  • yellow gold
  • diameter 37 mm
• cal. 722 manual winding nickel lever movement based on Valjoux 72 ebauche, 17 jewels, mono-metallic balance • yellow gold sunburst dial, applied yellow gold faceted baton indexes with luminous dots, outer minute and 1/5 second divisions, black engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour registers, luminous hands • 18k yellow gold Oyster case, screw down crown and back with presentation inscription, black acrylic bezel calibrated to 200 units • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k yellow gold Rolex President bracelet and clasp


The movement is running at time of cataloguing, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement. Case in overall very good condition with light scuffing and wears consistent with moderate use and age. Case lugs retain their brushed surface. There is some light case oxidation at the lugs. Black acrylic bezel in overall good condition with surface loss between 9 and 11. A more evident scratch is apparently between 12 and 1. Crystal is in overall very good condition with a 3mm scratch at 5. Case back inscribed "L'Chayim." Dial and movement in excellent condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

The Rolex Daytona is synonymous with sports, from the name on the dial to the chronograph complication. This spectacular yellow gold lot is particularly rare as most Daytona models were produced in stainless steel.

The present ref. 6241 bears the extremely rare combination of a gold dial with white text to the subsidiary dials. The serial number additionally lies in the 1.5 million range, confirming the short date that the watch was produced with this dial combination. It is equally presented in all original condition with an excellently preserved dial.