Estimate 1,000,000 - 2,000,000 €
Price Realised 2,065,000 €
a lot of the last auction!
18 K gold, screw back marked 6263 and CRS, screwed "Triplock" winding crown, bezel set with 28 baguette-cut diamonds (3,26ct), screwed down push chronograph buttons, riveted 18 K gold "Daytona" bracelet ref. 7205 with endlinks stamped 71, 5/7 bracelet elements and two riveted gold spare links, bracelet length 135 mm, total length 180 mm.
Pavé diamond dial studded with 240 brilliant-cut diamonds and nine brilliant-cut sapphire indexes, three engine-turned dark blue-violet shimmering subsidiary dials for auxiliary seconds, 30 min. and 12h counter, gold baton hands.
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.
very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended.
In the 1980s, the Sultan of Oman commissioned the Rolex company with the creation of a sportive Daytona reference 6263 in an extravagant, custom-made case. Until then the luxury version of the Daytona had been sold exclusively with a bezel of round brilliant-cut diamonds (reference 6269). The model was also available with a pavé dial; the subsidiary dials of this version, however, were champagne-coloured instead of the Sultan’s particular royal purple colour. To keep production costs somewhat reasonable, Rolex insisted on producing two lots of altogether eight pieces. The Sultan’s Daytona bore the Khanjar featured in the royal Omani emblem, while it was believed that the other seven were presented as gifts to important dignitaries... Now, however, history must be rewritten for this reference 6270 model: Rolex delivered the watch directly to one of their authorized dealers in Germany, who sold it to its current owner in 1992. The value certificate that comes with the watch dates from the purchase date of December 3, 1992 and confirms the value of 106,250 D-mark at the time.
Because this timepiece is so incredibly rare, there is hardly any literature or documentation, which means it is impossible to know the exact production figures.
As a matter of fact, so far only three models of reference 6270 have ever been sold at an international auction: In March 2009 Antiquorum sold one of them for 330,000 euros, Christies in Geneva sold another one in May 2014 for 905,000 Swiss francs (753,000 euros at the time); Dr. Crott Auctioneers sold the last of the three 6270/8 in May 2017 for just under 870,000 euros. All in all, six pieces were known on the market – this is the seventh.
This timepiece and its accessories were scrupulously tended with utmost care. The watch has hardly been worn and is in perfect condition – this is certainly an unusual and unique opportunity to acquire such a magnificent and unique trophy watch.