254 Rolex Highly Exclusive and Very Attractive, Daytona Chronograph, Wristwatch in 14k Yellow Gold, With Champagne Dial, Reference 6241

Estimate: €180,000 –⁠ 360,000

Sold €299,000

Model: Daytona
Reference: 6241
Case Material: 14kt Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1969
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 722
Case N°: 2 112 910
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Rolex released the first Daytona in 1963, named in occasion of the world-famous Daytona speedway in Florida. The first reference to be realized was the 6239 equipped with a caliber 72B and then the 722. Only 2 years after the launch of the 6239, in 1965 was also presented the 6241, with the same composition of her older sister but with the presence of a bezel made in black acrylic insert, the tachometer scale printed in white, 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 14k yellow gold of the watch offered here is very well preserved, the acrylic bezel strikes for the untouched conservation matching the black color of the counters which contrasts perfectly the champagne color of the dial fully combining the color of the case and jubilee bracelet. Completed by its applied baton indexes, luminous dots and the DAYTONA writes at six’oclock this lot is the nom-plus-ultra for watch collectors in terms of both quality and rarity.