Exclusive Timepieces October 2021 | Monaco LOT 240

240. Rolex Highly Attractive and Very Rare Daytona Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 6265, With Tropical Brown Registers

Estimate € 60,000 –⁠ 120,000

Sold € 106,600
Lot Description
Model: Daytona
Reference: 6265
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1971
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 727
Case N°: 2851503
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Over the years, the Daytona model has strengthened its position among collectors, connoisseurs or simple enthusiasts as one of the most loved and desired models. Its history begins in 1963 when the first model was introduced, the 6239. Subsequently other references were produced as the 6241, 6262 and 6264, but the true turning point happened in 1969 when 6263 and 6265 were simultaneously launched, both with the wording “Oyster” on the dial, present for the first time in the history of the Daytona, and the innovative screw pushers. Success initially failed to arrive but time has then given reason to Rolex considering the fever that has arisen in recent years for these models. The 6265 offered here is a beautiful specimen made of steel equipped with a bracelet of the same material. Very well preserved, the case still has the initial features with sharp lugs, the steel bezel with a graduation of 200 units per hours and the iconic screw keys. The dial comes in an amazing silver color and inside the initial black color of the three counters has gradually gone tropicalizing, conforming and then reaching a delicate brown chocolate of valuable quality. Difficult to find given the necessary concomitance of factors capable of allowing this color change, examples such as this one are highly sought after on the market, so this represents an opportunity not to be missed by anyone looking for something special.