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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