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Rolex cosmograph Daytona, ref. 6263, Sigma dial, “Fuerza Aérea del Perú”, stainless steel

Estimation € 60,000 – 90,000

sold € 80,600

Model: Daytona
Material: Stainless steel
Reference N°: 6263
Year: Circa 1975
Case N°: 3999806
Caliber: 727 manual
Bracelet: Rolex Oyster stainless steel bracelet
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, case, movement and bracelet

Today we may think that the pilots of the Peruvian airforce were quite lucky to have been granted one of the most popular and coveted chronographs on the market but we tend to forget that Rolex’s Oyster cosmograph was not just a “tool” watch, as they were so reliable that the military force felt it could entrust the lives of its pilots with it. Rolex produced watches with “Fuerza Aérea del Perú” engraved on the case back for the Peruvian air force. Like other “issued” Rolex watches, the case serial number was engraved both between the lugs, and inside case back. This watch is in truly wonderful condition, with its black dial with light counters and the coveted sigma at 6 o’clock. The FAP engraving on the caseback is nice, crispy and still clearly visible. The Daytona reference 6263 is a sought-after sports watch and this superb military-issued example is sure to please any discerning connoisseur both for its condition and rarity.

Montre Rolex en acier, modèle Cosmograph Daytona « Fuerza Aérea del Perú », réf. 6263, avec cadran noir Sigma. Rolex fabriquait des montres avec la mention « Fuerza Aérea del Perú » gravée sur le fond du boitier pour l’armée de l’air péruvienne. La Daytona, référence 6263, est une montre de sport très recherchée et ce superbe exemplaire militaire saura plaire à tout connaisseur averti tant par son état que par sa rareté.