Rolex Pre Daytona 6238 18-carat yellow gold watch1 of 10 images

Rolex Pre Daytona 6238 18-carat yellow gold watch

160 000 €


Exceptional and rare Rolex Pre Daytona watch, reference 6238 in 18-carat yellow gold, serial number 1038XXX, 36 mm diameter, round case with screwed case back and crown, smooth push-pieces. Silver plated dial with three counters for hour, minute and second iron indication, yellow gold stick hour-markers with luminescent numerals and luminescent hands, 1/5 second railroad and tachymeter scale. Mechanical Valjoux calibre 72B movement with manual winding, 17 jewels, fitted 3 positions, single-metallic, shock-proof. Accompanied by its rare 18-carat gold extensible bracelet (with all the links). Revised on 10/08/2000 (red trace of the Rolex after-sales service sticker still visible on the case) by Montres Rolex Benelux S. A. Brussels, Belgique, and hardly ever worn since. Accompanied by a green Rolex velvet service pouch, its Rolex overhaul paper and its international repair guarantee Rolex Benelux watches S. A. Brussels, Belgium.

The Rolex reference 6238 was manufactured in 3,500 pieces for all metals by Rolex SA (steel and gold). The steel model was worn by James Bond (George Lazzenby) in Her Majesty's Secret Service. The gold model must represent 1/3 of the production of this reference, and most of them were made in 14-carat gold for the American and South American market. As this Rolex Pre-Daytona is made of 18-carat gold, it was made exclusively for the European market, which makes it a real exception because very few examples exist on the international market in 18-carat (750 thousandth).

Reference: 6262 on the bottom of the case

Serial number: 1038XXX (confidential, will be communicated by the expert)

Complication: Chronograph Tachymeter, hours, seconds, minutes

Movement: Valjoux 72B movement of mechanical origin with manual winding

Dial: Original silver dial

Bracelet: 18-carat yellow gold bracelet


Mr Didier Gottardini
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  • Time:20th century
  • Origin:Switzerland
  • Manufacturer:ROLEX
  • Material or technique:Gold
  • Diameter:36 mm
  • Reference:2762

Conservation status

Beautiful. Perfect working condition. Completely revised


Pucci Papateo Editore, I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, pages 278 - 291.
Pergola. C., Mazzariot, S., et Dosso, G., Rolex Daytona. Une légende est née, pages 5 - 42.

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