View 1 of Lot 12. ROLEX | Daytona, Ref. 6263, A Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with “Sigma” Dial and Oyster Bracelet, Circa 1974.
View 1 of Lot 12. ROLEX | Daytona, Ref. 6263, A Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with “Sigma” Dial and Oyster Bracelet, Circa 1974.
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ROLEX | Daytona, Ref. 6263, A Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with “Sigma” Dial and Oyster Bracelet, Circa 1974

Estimate:

70,000 - 90,000 USD

ROLEX | Daytona, Ref. 6263, A Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with “Sigma” Dial and Oyster Bracelet, Circa 1974

ROLEX | Daytona, Ref. 6263, A Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with “Sigma” Dial and Oyster Bracelet, Circa 1974

Estimate:

70,000 - 90,000 USD

ROLEX

Daytona, Ref. 6263

A Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with “Sigma” Dial and Oyster Bracelet, Circa 1974


Dial: black

Caliber: cal. 727 manual, 17 jewels

Case: stainless steel, screw-down back

Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp

Dimensions: 37 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 180 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Case numbers: ref. 6263 / serial: 3731534


Introduced in the early 1970s, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 6263 was one of the last stainless steel manually-wound Daytona chronographs in production (along with its steel-bezel sibling reference) until Rolex replaced it with automatic versions in 1988. Among the already highly coveted vintage Daytona references, this particular 6263 example stands out for several reasons. First, its black dial includes two Greek sigma letters flanking the “T SWISS T” text below the 6 o’clock marker to denote that the indexes and hands are made of white gold. Furthermore, it does not include the “DAYTONA” name anywhere on the dial. Finally, the dial is signed “Rolex Oyster Cosmograph” to signify that the Oyster case was water resistant to 100 meters, thanks in part to its screw-down chronograph pushers. The pairing of the sought-after 6263 reference with a rare “Sigma” dial that lacks the Daytona label makes this vintage example a highly-desirable piece for collectors.