Rolex

The black Pre-Daytona ref. 6238

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Breathtaking example of steel Rolex chronograph ref. 6238, manufactured in 1965.

Launched in 1960, reference 6238 is known as the ‘Pre-Daytona’.
The reference was the manufacture’s last traditional chronograph wristwatch to feature a smooth bezel.

The tachometer was furthermore displayed directly on the dial, like its predecessor reference 6234.
However, its successors such as reference 6239 or 6241, all feature a tachometer bezel, with the insert either made of steel or acrylic. The reference was fitted with a Valjoux 72 caliber.

Predominantly fitted with silvered dials, reference 6238 was also available with a matte or black lacquer dial. Collectors particularly favor these special dials, due to their stylish and unusual appearance, which sets them apart from the classic examples of reference 6238.

The present ‘Pre-Daytona’ features a wonderful and sought after matte black dial, which is very rare compared to its silvered counterparts.
This example also features contrasting gilt graphics, which have aged to a warm ivory tone, giving the watch a wonderful vintage appearance.

The luminous, still round and fully formed, has turned light yellow with patina. This is very consistent with the luminous on the hands, which have also turned light yellow in tone.
The case has been preserved in excellent condition with sharp edges and milled finish to the top of the lugs. The lugs carry full proportions, and the pushers are original to the watch.

It definitely represents the emblem of understated elegance and a dream watch for discerning collectors.

Case n.: 1.226xxx
Cal.: Manual. cal. 72B
Diam.: 36mm
Box & Papers: none
Manufactured in: 1965
Provenance: italian's collector

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