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.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
41 Rolex Sought-after and Rare, Daytona, Chronograph Wristwatch, in Steel, With Light-blue Daytona Dial, Reference 6241
Estimate: € 60,000 – 120,000
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: 2036559
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
The old-fashioned manually wound Daytona starts its journey in 1963 with the reference 6239: its great innovation presented with the advent of this model is the particular graduated bezel that shows the tachymeter scale directly engraved in the metal, to the advantage of the readability of the dial. Three years later, in 1965, it was presented by the ref. 6241, which follows the characteristics of the previous Cosmograph with the exception of the newly designed bezel. The bezel is in fact made in two bodies, an external metal ring in which a black acrylic insert is housed with the tachymeter scale printed in white. It differs from the steel one also in size, having a slightly larger diameter. Available in stainless steel, 14k and 18k gold, it remained in production until 1969 and was fitted with the non-Oyster or non-screw down chronograph buttons and with optional silver, black or at an additional charge exotic format dial. The three-body water-resistant case in stainless steel of the watch offered here is well preserved, the first series acrylic bezel graduated for 200 unites per hour maintains its vivid color while the black dial with applied baton numbers and white beveled engine-turned sub dials for small seconds, minute and hour counters has the Daytona signature turned to a very rare and graceful light-blue color.