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Rolex
A RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS, BRACELET AND BIG RED SIGMA DIAL REF 6263 CASE 4028083 DAYTONA CIRCA 1974
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 53,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
106
Rolex
A RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS, BRACELET AND BIG RED SIGMA DIAL REF 6263 CASE 4028083 DAYTONA CIRCA 1974
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 53,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS, BRACELET AND BIG RED SIGMA DIAL REF 6263 CASE 4028083 DAYTONA CIRCA 1974
• cal. 727 manual winding movement, 17 jewels • black dial, applied baton indexes, engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour registers, luminescent hands • stainless steel Oyster case, black tachymeter bezel calibrated to 200 units, screw-down crown, chronograph pushers and back stamped 6265 • case, dial and movement signed • with a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with folding clasp
diameter 37.5 mm bracelet circumference approx. 175 mm
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Catalogue Note

The reference 6263 began production in the early 1970s alongside its sister reference, the 6265. The former with a black acrylic bezel and the latter with a stainless steel bezel.

Superseding references 6262 and 6264, and following the success of the experimental 6240, the 6263 and 6265 models are further distinguished from their preceding references by the introduction of larger, screw-down chronograph pushers and winding crown, the addition of 'Oyster' signed to the dial. The introduction of these attributes marked the standard for all future references and are still utilised on Daytona models to this day.

An interesting and sought after feature can be found to the base of the dial beneath six. On the present lot, where one would usually expect to find T Swiss T, we see instead the addition of the Greek letter sigma; σ T SWISS T σ.  Although the exact dates are yet to be defined these, 'Sigma' dials were most likely introduced from 1970 onwards and used to denote the use of gold parts to the dial - in this instance, the indexes.    

This watch is presented at auction for the first time having been kept in the family on the original owner.    

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