ROLEX PreDaytona 6238 « Silver Grey Sundial »
One of the approx. 3.600 produced from 1961 to 1968 here in a beautifully preserved light grey version. This reference is highly undervalued. It possesses all the design premices of Rolex’s best seller the Daytona expressed here in a more subtle way.
Serial: 1.20x.xxx (1965).
Dial: MK1 light grey dial in magnificent condition with no stains. Tritium plots are all present and the UV test shows they are still perfectly functioning. Original hands including the rare thin & flat top hand for seconds.
Case: case & lugs are still very thick which is quite unusual for this reference very often too polished. Caseback: 6238 CRS (Charles-René Spielmann, friend of Rolex’s founder Hans Wildorf).
Movement: Valjoux 722 with ROW engraved on the bridge (US import mark).
Bracelet: oyster bracelet ref.7205 matching the original band with a 2 68 clasp which is 2.5-3 years older than the serial. 57 end links. 12 links total.
Box & Papers: Rolex green travel pouch. No papers.