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Rolex Ref. 6238 Pre-Daytona "Peruvian Air Force"

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The Rolex ref. 6238 Pre-Daytona is a rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph, highly sought after by collectors. This model features a robust water-resistant case in three parts, with a screw-down back and crown, and rounded pushers for the chronograph functions. Notably, it includes a special engraving for the Peruvian Air Force on the back, adding to its unique provenance. The very rare grey dial configuration is complemented by steel hands and tritium dot indexes, enhancing its vintage allure. The Rolex ref. 6238 Pre-Daytona is a distinguished timepiece, exemplifying Rolex's heritage in crafting exceptional chronographs.

The watch is accompanied by our certificate of authenticity and legitimate provenance

Technical Card

Brand: Rolex

Reference: 6238

Material: Stainless Steel

Movement: Manual winding, Cal Valjoux 72

Model: Pre-Daytona

Series: Peruvian Air Force

Year: 1964

Function: Chronograph

Case Diameter: 36 mm

Case Thickness: 12 mm

Bracelet: Original stainless steel Oyster bracelet

Conditions: Very Good

Original and rare grey color dial, applied stainless steel baton indexes and tritium hands, black graphics, outer tachimeter scale.

The Chronograph Pre-Daytona

Rolex Chronograph Pre-Daytona

Before the Daytona's launch within the early 1960s, Rolex had been creating chronograph observes with water resistant case screw back and crown and rounded pusher without graduated bazel that laid the foundation for the iconic Daytona series.

The early Rolex chronographs from the 1940s and 1950s, regularly referred to as "Pre-Daytona" models, were instrumental in shaping the design and functionality of afterward Rolex chronographs.

The advancement of these early chronographs played a significant part within the development of the Rolex Daytona, which officially debuted within the early 1960s and picked up gigantic popularity as a sports chronograph.

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