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This has to be the one of the rarest and most coveted Daytona’s to have appeared on the market; almost unknown to even the collectors community until recently, ref 6263 sports a very early serial number which actually precedes some of the earlier models, notably references 6262 and 6264 (the last versions of the pump pushers). The white graphics in the sub-counters adds great legibility and contrast to the dial; it also had a unique colouration with a much stronger yellow hue to compared to the regular much softer cream colour. Reaches an astonishing 841,300CHF!!
C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 200 units per hour. D. Bi-color yellow and black with applied square yellow gold indexes and luminous dots, subsidiary dials with white graphics for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Luminous yellow gold baton hands. M. Cal. 727, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws. Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 37 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm.