Rolex "Cosmograph", Movement No. 16084, Case No. 8439968, Ref. 6270/6263, Cal. 727, 37 mm, circa 1985
An extremely striking and attractive wrist chronograph in an 18K gold case with 18K gold bracelet, studded with diamonds and sapphires and formerly owned by the Sultan of Oman. The most exclusive Daytona in the world - Rolex only ever produced eight copies of this model with dials set with brilliant-cut diamonds, all of them for Qaboos Bin Said, Sultan of Oman. Until today we were able to place five of them - with this watch we now know a sixth one. Comes with Rolex Geneva certificate of origin. Case: 18k gold, screw back ref. 6263, bezel set with 28 baguette-cut diamonds (3,26ct), round screwed down push chronograph buttons MKII, riveted 18k gold "Daytona" bracelet ref. 7205 with lugs 71. Dial: pavé diamond-set dial studded with 240 diamonds, nine sapphire-set indexes, three engine-turned dark-blue subsidiary dials for auxiliary seconds, 30 min. and 12h counter, gold baton hands. Movm.: bridge movement, rhodium-plated, ground, signed, 3 adj., 17 jewels, finely ground, bevelled chronograph steel parts, ratchet wheel, Glucydur screw balance, incabloc shock protection for balance.
In the 1980s, Rolex produced eight of these magnificent reference 6270 bejeweled wrist chronographs; the model was first presented to the public at the 1984 fair in Basel. At the time the retail price came to approximately 70,000 Swiss francs. In 2014 the last 6270 was sold at Christie’s in Geneva for the sum of 905,000 Swiss Francs (EUR 742,000).
The stunning combination of yellow gold and sparkling diamonds and sapphires makes this cult chronograph the highlight of any exclusive collection - its sophisticated dial with nine blue sapphire indexes and the dark blue lustre of the three auxiliary dials in a sea of glittering diamonds catches the eye at first glance; the Rolex signature sits on a small finely brushed gold bar below "12" and is a perfect complement for the rest of the dial.
The watch was in the property of a prominent collector of Rolex timepieces and consequently looked after with particular care; it is in excellent condition despite some very slight signs of use - the unique and perfect merger of classic elegance and ultimate luxury that is a must for any true Rolex aficionado. This is the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make this fine chronograph part of one’s own collection - it is very unlikely that another one like it will come on the market within the next years.
Estimate 450,000 - 800,000 €
Price Realised 868,000 €
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