View full screen - View 1 of Lot 132. Daytona, 'Sigma Dial' reference 6263 Montre bracelet en acier avec chronographe | Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet Vers 1978 | Circa 1978.
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Rolex

Daytona, 'Sigma Dial' reference 6263 Montre bracelet en acier avec chronographe | Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet Vers 1978 | Circa 1978

Rolex

Rolex

Daytona, 'Sigma Dial' reference 6263 Montre bracelet en acier avec chronographe | Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet Vers 1978 | Circa 1978

Daytona, 'Sigma Dial' reference 6263 Montre bracelet en acier avec chronographe | Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet Vers 1978 | Circa 1978

Rolex


Daytona, 'Sigma Dial' reference 6263


Montre bracelet en acier avec chronographe |

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: 4'028'100

Fermoir: bracelet Rolex Oyster en acier et boucle déployante

Dimensions: 37 mm, circonférence totale approx. 170 mm

Signé: boîtier, mouvement et cadran

Ecrin: oui

Papiers: oui

Accessoires: certificat de garantie et écrin Rolex

 

Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 727 manual winding, 17 jewels

Case: stainless steel, screw-down back

Case number: 4'028'100

Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp

Dimensions: 37 mm, overall circumference approx. 170 mm

Signed: case, movement and dial

Box: yes

Papers: yes

Accessories: Rolex guarantee and presentation case

 

Poids brut 93.30 g |

Gross weight 93.30 g

MVT: the movement running and the chronograph operating at the time of cataloguing

CASE: overall in good condition. Retaining attractive and strong proportions, lightly polished in the past. Light scratches mainly to the lugs and bans, little dings mainly to the upper lugs. Bracelet in good condition with light scratches. Bracelet 78350 19, clasp VC, endlinks 571.

DIAL: in very attractive condition. All lume plots present. Small loss to the one at 4. Very minor and very discreet mark at 4 and underneath the 3 in the hour register, both only noticeable under strong magnification.

Overall attractive piece, recommended.

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 Sigma dial. This refers to the addition of the Greek letter sigma σ T SWISS T σ, at 6 o'clock. It was used by the Swiss watch industry to denote the use of gold parts to the dial.


The watch has been preserved in very appealing condition. Its dial has been nicely preserved and it retains its original matching bezel and pushers as well as its 78350 bracelet with its correct 571 endlinks.

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

Presented on behalf of an important private collector, this impressive piece is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a great example of one of the most celebrated Rolex references.