Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels
17 July 2019 | Monaco | Lot 94
Rolex A highly exclusive and attractive Rolex Daytona reference 6265 in 14K gold with champagne dial, bracelet and retailed by Tiffany & Co
Estimate € 150,000 – 250,000
Material: Yellow Gold
Reference N°: 6265
Case N°: 5465458
Bracelet: Yellow gold
Signed: Dial, Case and movement
Daytona’s fever is still going. This very special and appreciated model has had in the last years an amazing appeal on either collectors or simple watches passionate and the amazing results obtained have a single point in common: the high quality of the pieces offer. The Rolex 6265 here present can certainly be included in the list of these quality watches for the set of features that compose it.
This very rare reference has been launched approximately in 1969 together with its sibling 6263. But although its production has lasted for about 20 years, it is estimated that only 200 pieces were produced in 18 and 14 carat yellow gold, like the present watch. From the late 1970s, early 1980s and onwards, gold examples featured a movement number engraved on the plate, behind the balance wheel. This was related to the officially certified chronometer movement and almost in the same period Rolex modified the dial layout for gold versions, and the “COSC” designation was printed on the dial. The quality of this 62625 is stunning with perfectly well preserved crisp case and screw down pushers, such as the Oyster riveted bracelet and the yellow gold graduated bezel. The glamorous Champagne dial with black subsidiary dials for the chronograph is mint but the main peculiarity that makes this watch absolutely desirable are the ten letter slightly above the hands. Their composition creates the important retailer and jeweler name Tiffany & Co. In fact, Daytonas, or any model, bearing the prestigious name of New York retailer on the dial are an exceedingly rare breed. Moreover, this signature matches with the case made of 14k yellow gold, expressly produced for the American market. No one knows how long this fever for the Daytonas will last, but surely, in the presence of such special watches, it will never end.