The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.
Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281
135 Rolex Preserved in Astonishing Original Conditions, Highly Attractive and Very Rare, Daytona, Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, Silver “Big Red” Dial, With Full-Set, Reference 6263
Estimate: € 70,000 – 140,000
Sold € 123,500
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: 8634331
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box, Warranty and Booklets
In 1969 references 6263 and 6265 were simultaneously launched, both with the wording “Oyster” on the dial. Based on the experience made a few years earlier with the ref. 6240, to tell the truth not particularly positive on the commercial level, these two new Rolex chronographs were also equipped with screw-down chronograph pushers. Reference 6263 such as the present lot is the last version of the Rolex Daytona made with a manual-winding Valjoux movement. A reference point for Daytona collectors, the 6263 is one of the most desirable vintage Daytona models. The present wristwatch is incredibly well preserved: its stainless steel case has still the original proportions, the satin finish on the lugs, sharp edges and crisp and legible serial numbers. This, in combination, with the black acrylic bezel insert, characteristic to this reference, trick the eye to perceive the dial as somewhat larger than it is and serves to give the watch great presence. It also features the very coveted silvered dial with the attractive big red “Daytona” script and contrasting subsidiary registers, preserved in astonishing original overall condition. Moreover this lot comes with all the accessories such as its original box, warranty and booklets.