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Rolex

Daytona, Ref. 6263 Chronograph bracelet en acier avec bracelet | Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet Vers 1978 | Circa 1978

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 80,000 EUR

Property of the original owner

Rolex

Rolex

Daytona, Ref. 6263 Chronograph bracelet en acier avec bracelet | Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet Vers 1978 | Circa 1978

Daytona, Ref. 6263 Chronograph bracelet en acier avec bracelet | Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet Vers 1978 | Circa 1978

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 80,000 EUR

Lot sold:

100,800

EUR

Rolex


Daytona, Ref. 6263


Chronograph bracelet en acier avec bracelet |

Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet


Vers 1978 |

Circa 1978


Cadran: argenté

Calibre: cal. 727 remontage manuel, 17 rubis

Boîtier: acier, fond vissé

Numéro de boîtier: 5'529'254

Fermoir: bracelet Rolex Oyster en acier avec boucle déployante

Dimensions: 37 mm, circonférence du bracelet approx. XX mm

Signé: boîtier, cadran et mouvement

Ecrin: oui

Papiers: oui

Accessoires: boite et guarantie Rolex, facture, deuxième lunette (pour 6265)


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 727 manual winding, 17 jewels

Case: stainless steel, screw-down back

Case number: 5'529'254

Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp

Dimensions: 37 mm, bracelet circumference approx.

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: yes

Accessories: Rolex presentation case, guarantee and invoice, second bezel (for 6265)


Poids brut 96.11g |

Gross weight 96.11g

Movement: the movement running and chronograph working at the time of cataloguing.

Dial: overall in good condition. lume plots present, some with detoriation, especially at 3 and 6. Very minor stain at 34 minutes and a discreet pinhole between 11 and 12 o'clock. Hands later.

Case: orverall in good condition, inevitable scuffs throughout. A scratch at the bottom right and left lugs. Signs of previous light polishing and use. Pusher replaced.

Overall an attractive and charming piece in condition reflecting its age and use.

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.


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).


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The last in the long lineage of the hand-wound Rolex Daytonas were the references 6263 and 6265, produced from 1969 to 1988. The former came with a black acrylic bezel, as in this instance, and the latter with a stainless-steel bezel.


They are regarded as the ultimate evolution of the vintage Daytona models. Superseding references 6262 and 6264 and following the success of the experimental 6240, the 6263 and 6265 models are further distinguished from their preceding references by the introduction of larger, screw-down chronograph pushers and winding crown and the addition of 'Oyster' signed to the dial. The introduction of these attributes marked the standard for all future references and are still utilised on Daytona models to this day.


The present piece is fitted with its highly sought-after original Big Red floating dial. The watch retains its original matching bezel as well as its 78350 bracelet with its correct 571 endlinks.


It is further accompanied by the original Rolex Guarantee and presentation case.

The piece also comes with its original invoice proving that it was originally sold by Leroy. Such document is a treasure in itself as, to the best of our knowledge, no other Rolex 6263 is known to have survived with such invoice linking it to the famous Horloger de la Marine.

The watch further comes with an original Rolex 6265 stainless steel bezel. The owner bought it a few years after purchasing the watch to give it a different look.

This watch was until today preciously kept by its original and only owner who purchased it new.

This lot is an incredibly rare opportunity to acquire a fresh to the market, one owner and piece accompanied by its original accessories.