ROLEX | REF 6265/6263 DAYTONA, A YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS AND BRACELET CIRCA 1986
REF 6265/6263 DAYTONA
A YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS AND BRACELET CIRCA 1986
Caliber: cal. 727 manual winding movement, 17 jewels
Case: 18k yellow gold, screw-down case back
Case number: 9752479
Closure: 18k yellow gold Rolex rivet bracelet with folding clasp, end links 71, 7205
Size: diameter 37 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 185 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Case in overall very good condition with wear, and scuffs consistent with use and age. Some patina throughout, with heavier patina to the right side case band and pushers. Upper pusher with a very small nick and superficial scratch. Bracelet with light wear and scuffing.
Protective sticker apparent to the case back.
Dial is attractive and even overall with lume plots intact. Lume plots with some darker surface marks. A small nick and faint scratch to the left of the subsidiary dial between two and three.
Chronograph function operating.
The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).
Reference 6263 and 6265 have become the ultimate expression of the vintage Rolex Daytona. With production starting in 1969, 6265 was the last Rolex chronograph reference to house the iconic hand wound Valjoux 727 movement and was blessed with timeless proportions, sporty style and combined the Oyster case with screw down pushers, ensuring it was completely waterproof.
This example is elevated by its beautifully aged 18k yellow gold case and bracelet, making it the ultimate expression of sportiness and luxury.