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PROPERTY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER

Rolex
DAYTONA, REFERENCE 6265 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1971
Estimate
35,00055,000
LOT SOLD. 65,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER

Rolex
DAYTONA, REFERENCE 6265 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1971
Estimate
35,00055,000
LOT SOLD. 65,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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DAYTONA, REFERENCE 6265 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1971
Dial: black
Calibre: cal. 727 manual winding, 17 jewels
Case: stainless steel Oyster, screw-down crown, pushers and back, personalised engraving to the back
Case number: 2'788'789
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with integrated folding clasp
Dimensions: 37mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 180mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex Guarantee dated 3 July 1972 and presentation case
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The production of the references 6263 and the 6265 started in 1969. This piece is characteristic of the early production: the dial is without sigma signs at 6 o'clock or big red Daytona above the subsidiary dial for hour register present on the later production. This watch is overall in very appealing condition as it still has its original screw-down pushers, Mark I bezel, 7835 bracelet with 271 endlinks and the case still retains good proportions. 

These references stayed in production until 1987 and were the last Daytona references powered by a manual-wound chronograph movement. These references were fitted with the famous caliber Valjoux 727, which was an evolution from the caliber 722-1 present on some 6239, 6241 and 6240. To further enhance its performance, Rolex replaced the balance to increase the precision by increasing vibrations from 18,000 to 21,000. This movement was eventually replaced by the automatic ‘Zenith’ chronograph caliber 4030 in 1988.

This is the very first time that this watch has appeared on the market since it was  bought by its only owner on 3 July 1972. The watch comes with the original Rolex Guarantee stamped by a retailer in Bermuda. 

Passionate about the marine world, the original owner used his watch while crossing the seas, taking part in regattas and yachting, as pictured. 

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