ROLEX | COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA, REFERENCE 6239, A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MADE FOR THE PERUVIAN AIR FORCE, CIRCA 1966 | 勞力士 | "Cosmograph Daytona 型號6239 精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶，為秘魯空軍而製，錶殼編號1419251，約1966年製"
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COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA, REFERENCE 6239
A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MADE FOR THE PERUVIAN AIR FORCE, CIRCA 1966
Cosmograph Daytona 型號6239
Calibre: cal. 72 mechanical, 17 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back
Case number: 1'419'251
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 37 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 182 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement, case back further engraved "Fuerza Aérea del Perú", inside case back further stamped with the last three digits of the case number, 251
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The chronograph function is working properly. All luminous plots and hands have been reapplied during a servicing. The bezel with minor signs of wear throughout, however the 200 units per hour is correct to the period. The band with light signs of wear at place, however it is hardly noticeable unless looked upon closely. The numbers between the lugs are crisp and easy to read. The case back with signs of wear throughout with very crisp engraving of, " FUERZA AEREA DEL PERU". The inner case back is engraved with 251 which corresponds to the case number. The later 78350 bracelet with 571 endlnks with signs of wear throughout.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
From the 1960s to the 1970s, Rolex producored timepieces collabating with military forces in different parts of the world. The present Daytona reference 6239 is one of these few examples, made exclusively for the Peruvian Air Force. Founded in 1929 the Peruvian Air Force directed national air security for their country and needed a reliable instrument for aerial timekeeping, and commissioned a number of Rolex Daytonas issued only to pilots and high officials. Therefore on the case back of the present watch, the engraving "Fuerza Aérea del Perú" could be observed. Furthermore, the tachymeter is calibrated to 200 units, which is correct to its time period and in addition the inside case back is stamped with the last three numbers of the case number, typical indication non standard issue.