Rolex Cosmograph 6238 Pre-Daytona Black

extremely rare black dial - excellent condition

The Rolex Cosmograph 6238, often referred to as the "Pre-Daytona", was produced in the short period between 1960 and 1967. This model has a special place in Rolex history, as it was the predecessor of the legendary Rolex Daytona.

A pre-Daytona with a black dial is particularly rare and sought-after, as most watches were equipped with a silver-colored dial.

The black dial of this chronograph is a fantastic sight on the wrist. The three sub-dials, together with the minute scale and tachymeter scale, create a sophisticated look.

The stainless steel case with a diameter of 36 mm offers a balanced size. The smooth bezel also contributes to the elegant appearance. This distinguishes it from the later Daytona models, which have a tachymeter scale on the bezel.

The Rolex 6238 is powered by the manually-wound Valjoux 72 movement, which is renowned for its reliability and accuracy. This movement is highly regarded in the watch industry and was also used in the early Daytona models.

Condition report
Dial: immaculate - perfect matt black surface - original intact tritium luminous in hands and markers - signed "T SWISS T".

Case: excellent condition - slight signs of wear - sharp lugs - original Twinlock crown.

Movement: manual-wind Valjoux 72 caliber - values on the timegrapher: rate: +8s/day, amplitude: 265 degrees, beat error: 0.0 ms.

Bracelet: original Rolex Oyster Stretch stainless steel bracelet - great condition - date stamp: 1/65.

The Rolex reference 6238 is highly coveted by collectors due to its historical significance. It represents a transitional phase in Rolex chronograph production and is considered the grail watch by many collectors. This example also features the extremely rare black dial and is a first-class collector's item due to its excellent condition.

Serial number: 1166xxx (1965)

Int.Exe.: 6402360

Manufacturer: Rolex

Model: Cosmograph

Reference: 6238

Functions: chronograph - small running second - hour and minute - tachymeter - 30 minutes counter - screwed-on caseback

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: black

Watch glass: acrylic crystal

Bracelet: stainless steel

Type of clasp: deployant buckle

Diameter: 36mm

Caliber name: Valjoux 72

Movement type: manual wound

Year of Manufacture: 1965

Stock No.: PTV2016

Overall condition: 9 - has rarely been worn - top condition


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