|ROLEX REF. 6238
PRE-DAYTONA BLACK DIAL STEEL
Rolex, Geneve. Chronograph, case No.
1000250, Ref. 6238. Made circa 1962.
Very fine and rare, water-resistant,
stainless steel wristwatch with round
button chronograph, registers,
tachometer and a stainless steel Rolex
Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp.
Accompanied by a certificate (now void).
|C. Three-body, polished and brushed,
concave lugs, inclined bezel, screw-down
case back and crown.
D. Black with applied steel baton indexes
and luminous dots, subsidiary dials for
the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute
registers, outer 1/5th seconds track and
tachometer scale to 1000 UPH. Luminous
steel baton hands.
M. Cal. 72 B, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels,
straight-line lever escapement, monometallic
balance, shock absorber, selfcompensating
Breguet balance spring,
Microstella regulating screws.
Dial, case and movement signed.
Diam. 36 mm. Thickness. 14 mm.
Approx. overall length 195 mm
|Estimate: 40,000 USD - 60,000 USD
Estimate: 37,000 CHF - 56,000 CHF
Estimate: 31,000 EUR - 46,000 EUR
|Reference 6238, often referred to as the
"Pre-Daytona," was produced in stainless
steel and in 14K and 18K gold. It was
published for the fi rst time in the Rolex
catalogue for the Italian Market in 1964
and remained there until 1968.
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