1973 Rolex 18k YG Daytona 6265 with Champagne Oyster Split Dial

$175,850

“Oyster Split”


Case: The excellent 18k yellow gold case has been polished in the past and shows light wear for its age. There is some rosy patina present around the pushers and crown. The 18k yellow gold bezel is also in excellent condition and shows only light wear for its age.

Dial: The champagne "Oyster Split" dial is excellent and shows only very light wear for its age. The 3, 8, 9, and 10 o'clock markers are missing some or all of their luminous mass which is common for Daytonas from this era. The remaining lume has aged to a warm creamy hue and the hands match perfectly. All lume glows brightly when exposed to UV and falls off rapidly at the same rate which is correct for this series of dial.

Bracelet: The Rolex 18k yellow gold mesh bracelet is excellent showing little to no stretch. The clasp is finished in a mesh pattern that matches the rest of the bracelet and is stamped with a 1972 date code. The bracelet will fit between a 7-8 inch wrist.

Accessories: None.

Notes: With one of the rarest dials imaginable, a precious metal case, and a woven gold mesh bracelet this Daytona breaks the mold for what a tool watch should be.

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Inventory Number 5cey
Year 1973
Brand Rolex
Model Daytona
Reference 6265
Serial 3960XXX