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Lot No. 73
Estimate  50,000 - 75,000 €
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Rolex "Oyster Cosmograph Daytona"

, Movement No. 15417, Case No. 7081979, Ref. 6263, Cal. 727, 37 mm, circa 1981

A highly attractive Rolex "cult" timekeeper "COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA Big Red" - with original certificate, original box, booklet, Rolex seal tag and chronometer certification

Case: steel, screw back ref. 6263, screwed "Triplock" winding crown, screwed chronograph pushers (MKII), black bezel with tachy scale, steel "Oyster" bracelet ref. 62523H.18 with endlinks stamped 455B, clasp D12 (not original), bracelet length 155 mm, total length 195 mm. Dial: silvered.

The "Oyster Cosmograph Daytona" reference 6263 is a must for most collectors of Rolex timepieces – not only because the watch is a true cult icon but also because of its beautiful and appealing overall design. The combination of the silvered dial with the red Daytona logo, the black subsidiary dials and the attractive black acrylic bezel presents a thrilling contrast to the sportive yet elegant steel case.

The overall condition of this timepiece dating from 1981 is excellent; over the years the dial has acquired a fine, iridescent rose colour but - notwithstanding the new, charming hue - retains its fine lustre and lends the watch a new, unusual beauty.

References 6263 (with acrylic bezel) and 6265 (with engraved steel bezel) are available in two versions: with white dial with black subsidiary dials and with black dial with white subsidiary dials. References 6263 and 6265 were introduced in 1970 to replace references 6262 and 6264 (without screw-down pushers) and featured the larger "Daytona" lettering in red from about 1974, hence the name "Big Red".
Case: very good, slightly worn
Dial: very good, to be cleaned
Movm.: very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended

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