September 20, 2017
This is a 14k gold Rolex reference 6238 chronograph from the early 1960s, known as the pre-Daytona. The pre-Daytona came out in about 1960/1961 about the same time as the Rolex Daytona reference 6239 and was only produced for a short period of time. The pre-Daytona is considered the least produced water resistant chronograph made between 1960 until to today.
Over the years I have seen maybe 20 steel models to every one gold one so the production number for gold models is quite low. This version is extremely rare as it was retailed by Tiffany & Co. and the dial is double signed by both Rolex and Tiffany & Co.
The watch is in excellent condition with a very sharp case and mint dial with no marks or scratches. The watch is powered by the val-joux caliber 72b and it comes on the original Rolex band with the original signed Rolex gold buckle.
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