ROLEX | REFERENCE 6265 DAYTONA, A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1972
PROPERTY OF THE FAMILY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER
PROPERTY OF THE FAMILY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER
REFERENCE 6265 DAYTONA
A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS AND BRACELET
Calibre: cal. 727 manual winding, 17 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw-down crown, pushers and back
Case number: 2'849'196
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with folding clasp
Dimensions: 37mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accesories: Rolex booklets and presentation case
Case: in overall good condition with previous signs of polishing and with scuffs throughout. The bezel is in good order with a scuff between 12 and 2 o’clock.
Dial: clean with some warm aging to the lume plots which are all intact.
Movement: running and chronograph operating at the time of cataloguing.
Bracelet: 7835 endlink 257
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."
The reference 6265, together with its cousin the 6263, is the ultimate evolution of the manual winding Daytona. Introduced in 1969, seven years after the 6239, the first Daytona. The 6265 remains faithful to the original model thanks to the stainless steel bezel. The main visible evolution is the presence of screw-down pushers as opposed to the earlier pump pushers. Inside, the 6265 is 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 piece is characteristic of the early production: the well preserved black 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 and original condition as it still has its original screw-down pushers and Mark I bezel.
The present lot is an ideal opportunity for a collector to acquire an attractive Rolex Daytona 6265 preserved until today in the family of the original owner.