ROLEX PreDaytona mate black dial
Named « Black Knight » due to its uber chic austerity. It is estimated that only 3.600 Rolex timepiece with reference 6238 were produced between 1962 and 1967. Only 100 are meant to be black dial (galvanic or mate) in steel.
Serial: 1,07x,xxx (1964).
Dial: absolutely FLAWLESS mate dial of 1st generation. The tritium of the dots and hands has aged in a magnificent pumpkin color. They all perfectly glow/vanish under UV light. Hands are all correct including the thinner and flat hand for seconds.
Case: most probably never polished given how very sharp and thick the lugs & case are. Superb satin finish. Really impressive. Casebook is engraved 6238.
Pushers: pump pushers.
Movement: Valjoux 722.
Bracelet: US market expandable oyster bracelet 6636 with clasp C+I from 1-64 matching the serial of the watch.
Box: Rolex green travel pouch.