COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA, REFERENCE 6262
A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1971
Calibre: cal. 727 mechanical, 17 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back
Case number: 2'621'521
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 37 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 185 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The chronograph function is working properly. The dial with minor surface wear above the 30 minute register and tiny spotting toward the center. All luminous materials have been replaced during a servicing. The watch has been professionally restored and polished during a servicing, with bezel and pusher replaced. The band and case back with surface wear visible to the naked eye. The bracelet has been replaced during a servicing as well and with minor surface wear specifically toward the clasp.
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 Rolex Daytona, reference 6262, was first released to the market in 1970 and featured a stainless steel bezel engraved with tachymetre scale as opposed to being printed on the dial like previous manual chronograph references. As a transitional model, the reference 6262 was only in production for only a year. The present example has often been serviced where the bezel, pushers and luminous dots have been upgraded during these servicing.