Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

80 Rolex A highly attractive and remarkable Rolex Daytona reference 6241 in stainless steel

Estimate: € 70,000 –⁠ 120,000

Lot Description

Model: Daytona
Material: Stainless Steel
Reference N°: 6241
Year: 1969
Case N°: 2036559
Caliber: 722
Bracelet: Stainless Steel
Dimensions: 37.5
Signed: Dial, Case and movement

Rolex released the first Daytona in 1963, named this way for the world-famous speedway in Daytona, Florida, home of the car racing Daytona 500. It is curious to know that the name which appeared in the first advertisement wasn’t this but the one of another very import circuit: the one of Le Mans. For business reasons at the end, Rolex opted for the name we all know, creating one of the most sought-after models of watch history.
The first reference to be realized was the 6239 equipped with a caliber 72B and then the 722. Only 2 years later the launch of the 6239, in 1965 was also presented the 6241, with the same composition of her older sister but with presence of a bezel made in with black acrylic insert, the tachometer scale printed in white instead of the stainless steel or yellow-gold one (depending on the case material) mounted on the 6239. 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 lack dial with applied baton numerals and white bevelled engine-turned subdials for small seconds, minute and hour counters has the Daytona signature turned to very rare and graceful light blue color.