Lot 126
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ROLEX | DAYTONA BIG RED, REFERENCE 6265 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1982

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30,000 - 50,000 GBP
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Description

  • DAYTONA BIG RED, REFERENCE 6265 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1982 
Dial: black Calibre: cal. 727 manual winding, 17 jewels  Case: stainless steel Oyster, screw-down crown, pushers and back Case number: 7'426'491  Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with integrated folding clasp  Dimensions: 37mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 175mm Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: Rolex guarantee dated December, 1983 and presentation case with outer packaging

Catalogue Note

While many things have been said already about the Daytona 6265 and its importance in the chronograph history of Rolex, the discovery of a particularly beautiful specimen can never be overstated. Finding an example such as the present lot which has been well preserved with its original box and papers provokes unparalleled excitement.

Originally purchased at the famous retailer Bucherer in December 1983, the watch is adorned by an appealing 'Big red' black dial in excellent condition. The black surface does not have any marks or blemishes and contrasts nicely with the silvered subsidiary dials. The serifs on the Arabic indexes and the literature are clear and easy to discern. The faceted indexes are in excellent condition and the original luminescent plots match  the hands perfectly under UV light. The deep red Daytona creates a nice bold contrast and adds a sporty element to the dial.  Furthermore, the original bezel retains a sharp edge and the case still has good proportions.

Part of an important private collection for many years, this piece is an attractive example of the iconic reference.
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