View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2145. Rolex | Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 6239, A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with Jumbo logo and bracelet, Circa 1971 | 勞力士 | Cosmograph Daytona 型號6239    精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶,備Jumbo標誌,約1971年製.
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Rolex | Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 6239, A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with Jumbo logo and bracelet, Circa 1971 | 勞力士 | Cosmograph Daytona 型號6239 精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶,備Jumbo標誌,約1971年製

Estimate:

320,000

to
- 500,000 HKD

Property from an Asian Collector

Rolex | Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 6239, A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with Jumbo logo and bracelet, Circa 1971 | 勞力士 | Cosmograph Daytona 型號6239 精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶,備Jumbo標誌,約1971年製

Rolex | Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 6239, A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with Jumbo logo and bracelet, Circa 1971 | 勞力士 | Cosmograph Daytona 型號6239 精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶,備Jumbo標誌,約1971年製

Estimate:

320,000

to
- 500,000 HKD

Lot sold:

529,200

HKD

Property from an Asian Collector

Rolex

勞力士


Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 6239

A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with Jumbo logo and bracelet, Circa 1971

Cosmograph Daytona 型號6239

精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶,備Jumbo標誌,約1971年製


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 722-1 mechanical, 17 jewels

Case: stainless steel, screw down case back

Case number: 2'004'773

Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp

Size: 36 mm width, bracelet circumference approximately 180 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The chronograph function is working properly. The dial is in attractive condition. The lumes react under UV, however, are lacking in places. There is a small spot on top of the 'Y' and 'O' in 'Daytona'. The case is nice and crisp with only light surface wear. The numbers between the lugs are very crisp and easy to read. The case back with a very crisp milled edge. The bracelet with minor surface wear but in nice original condition and is stamped for 1971.


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."

For another example of a reference 6239 with Jumbo logo, please see Ultimate Rolex Daytona, pages 148 and 149. 
The reference 6239 represents the first Rolex Daytona. During its evolution, there are subtle changes to its design. This example, made in 1971, features a large 'Daytona' signature. The writing for the first time is bigger than in previous models. The bracelet is also stamped for the 1st quarter of 1971 and stamped Rolex USA.