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
59 Rolex Highly Exclusive and Very Attractive, Daytona, Chronograph Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Champagne Dial, Reference 6264
Estimate: € 130,000 – 260,000
Sold € 162,500
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: 2802746
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
In 1970, Rolex released two new Cosmograph Daytona models, the references 6262 and 6264. They differ in terms of the bezel: in metal with engraved tachymeter graduations for the reference 6262, with black plastic insert and white printed graduations for the reference 6264. Both watches were the last Rolex chronographs to utilize pump pushers. These models feature the caliber 727, in contrast with its predecessors, such as reference 6239 or 6241 that were equipped with caliber 722. Reference 6264 is most notably fitted with a black acrylic bezel and pump pushers and was produced for a total of 3 years, it is incredibly rare to find an example cased in yellow gold. This reference was produced mainly in stainless steel, then in 18k gold and in 14k gold, in this case, exclusively for the American market: it was a daring move from the brand to create a manual-winding, gold, sports watch. The present lot is a remarkable exponent of the 6264 family in 14 kt yellow gold, preserved in good conditions. It has a champagne dial with matte black subsidiary registers that complement the bezel. A tachymeter graduation scale is featured on the bezel which has an acrylic inlay, typically only used for watch crystals. The case, as previously said, is made of yellow gold and is paired with a rare yellow-gold Rolex Oyster bracelet.