Stock No.

Exhibit No.25

Collection No. 124

Brand

Rolex

Year

The serial number dates the watch to circa 1966

Movement

Manual winding calibre Valjoux 72B, 17 jewels, 18000 VpH, with column wheel chronograph

Case Material

Stainless steel, inscribed 6239 and serial number, with Rolex Twinlock crown and pump pushers, caseback stamped inside MONTRES ROLEX SA and 6239

Dial

Matte black with silver, circular-grained, sub-registers (reverse panda), signed ROLEX COSMOGRAPH with small Font DAYTONA, and T SWISS T at 6 o’clock

Condition

Presented in good pre-owned original condition, with evidence of wear to the case and bracelet. The case may have been polished in the past, but the bevelled edges remain intact and the lugs are thick, while the crown and ‘pump’ chronograph pushers are period-correct, but likely to be service replacements. The original matte black dial with small font ‘Daytona’ script is in excellent condition with the tritium lume plots fully intact. The riveted Rolex bracelet is tight, dated for 1965, and in excellent condition. All in all, this watch is a very good and attractive example of the first Cosmograph reference to actually bear the ‘Daytona’ name.

Dimensions

38mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 180mm

Bracelet

Stainless steel ROLEX OYSTER, riveted with folding clasp, stamped 7205 with ref. 57 end links

Handset

Steel baton hour and ‘long’ minutes with steel counter-balanced arrow centre seconds, and black batton sub-registers

Accessories

Accompanied by a Rolex ‘coffin’ box stamped 10 001, which is consistent with this reference and date

Signed

Case, crown, dial and movement

Bezel

Stainless steel with 2nd generation 60/300 calibration