13th July 2019 11:00 GMT/BST

Summer Fine Art Sale (Part I)

Lot 224


A Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with the White ''Khanjar'' National...

A Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with the White "Khanjar" National Symbol of Oman, signed Rolex, model: Daytona, "so called Big Red", ref: 6263/6265, 1979, (calibre 727) lever movement signed Montres Rolex Geneva Swiss, numbered 10652, adjusted to three positions, silvered dial with baton and outer fifths of seconds track, three black subsidiary dials for seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour registers, white "Khanjar" symbol of Oman below 12, Daytona in red above the 12 hour register dial, polished tachymeter bezel, screw down crown, screw down chronograph buttons, screw down back signed inside and numbered, case serial number 6393062, Rolex stainless steel oyster bracelet with a deployant clasp numbered 78350VE, 38mm wide see illustrations

This rare reference 6263/6265 is known by collector's as the "Big Red" Daytona. The white "Khanjar" cross dagger symbol on the dial is the national symbol of Oman. By repute this watch was presented by the Sultan of Oman as a token of appreciation to a pilot that served in Oman. The current owner purchased this watch in the early 1990's from that pilot. Rolex "Khanjar" watches are rare and it is now known from research that the Sultan's (Qaboos Bin Said al Said) collaboration with Rolex started in the early 1970's, to show his appreciation and gratitude for recognition of services rendered. Rolex watches ordered by the Sultan were adorned with the "Khanjar" national symbol, marked in red, white, gold and green.

Sold for £120,000
Estimated at £25,000 - £35,000


17.04.19. Case and bracelet with surface scratches, outer bezel edge with very minor dents which are visible under an eyeglass, chronograph buttons are screwing down correctly, crown is screwing down correctly, plexi glass with surface scratches, original dial finish is clean and in good condition, centre chronograph hand with small stain marks, hand setting correctly and winding smoothly, chronograph functions are working correctly, movement in going order.

Auction: Summer Fine Art Sale (Part I), 13th July 2019

Summer Fine Art Sale (Part I)

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