Importantes Montres de Collection
LOT 598
ROLEX REF. 6238, PRE-DAYTONA BLACK DIAL, YELLOW GOLD Rolex, “Chronograph”, case No. 1836335, Ref. 6238. Made for the North American Market circa 1968. Very fine and extremely rare, water-resistant, 14K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and an 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster riveted expanding bracelet. Accompanied by a Rolex box.
C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, polished inclined bezel. D. Black with applied yellow gold baton indexes and luminous dots, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer 1/5th seconds/minute divisions, outermost tachometer scale. Luminous steel alpha hands. M. Cal. 72B, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to three positions, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, Microstella regulating screws. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 36 mm. Thickness 14 mm. Approx overall length 175 mm
Estimate: 70,000 CHF - 90,000 CHF
Estimate: 75,000 USD - 100,000 USD
Estimate: 55,000 EUR - 75,000 EUR
Grading system

C 3 D 2-01 M 3*
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Usually found in stainless steel, Ref. 6238 is exceptionally rare in yellow gold, but combined with a black dial makes this piece truly collectible.
Importantes Montres de Collection
13-11-2011
Sold including buyer's premium:
104,500 CHF