A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
258 Rolex Highly Exclusive and Very Attractive, Daytona, Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, First Series Pushers, Reference 6263
Estimate: € 60,000 – 120,000
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: 2 788 885
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
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. 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 equipped with screw-down chronograph pushers. Their presence is aimed at obtaining waterproofing and is combined with the use of the new 7 mm Triplock winding crown, more efficient than the previous Twinlock. The very first examples produced can still mount some components typical of the 6240 such as the “Millerighe ‘pushers. Mille right is Italian for “thousand lines”: the earliest version was made of nickel-plated brass and had a tendency to deteriorate relatively quick, so, later ‘Millerighe’ were made of stainless steel. The 6263 here offered is pretty remarkable since it presents the first series of pushers, as testified by their ageing. The whole watch is preserved in great conditions with a gorgeous steel oyster riveted bracelet, great black acrylic bezel and charming argentè dial with black subsidiary dials.