Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

263 Rolex Highly Attractive and Very Rare, Daytona, Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, With “millerighe” Pushers Sold in America, Reference 6240

Estimate: € 70,000 –⁠ 140,000

Lot Description

Model: Daytona
Reference: 6240
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1966
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 722
Case N°: 1 439 007
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

In production between 1965 and 1969, reaching a meager total of around 1700 examples as scholars estimate, the Rolex Cosmograph reference 6240 was the new addiction to the Daytona family with some interesting characteristics. It was only available in stainless steel, fitted with the newly introduced black acrylic bezel and equipped with new screw-down chronograph pushers. Also known as “Millerighe” (1000 lines), thanks to their more subtle reading compared to later generations, these pushers are made of nickel-plated brass and represent the recognition detail for the 6240. The present watch is distinguished by its early non-Oyster silvered dial, not yet making reference to the screw down pushers. Only for a second generation of reference 6240, Rolex designed a dial with the Oyster denomination. Remarkable in conditions and quality of the stainless steel case with American jubilee bracelet is still fresh and nice with perfectly intact acrylic bezel graduated for 200 units per hour. The silvered dial shows amazingly aged and tropical registers that confers charm and beauty to the whole watch. According to Rolex scholars, less than a handful of these watches have been recorded during nearly 35 years of auctions.