We’re offering some classic favorites this week, alongside one or two quirkier models to spice things up. A 1960s Carrera with silver printing on the dial, a Universal Genve Compax with thick faceted lugs, and, best of all, a 1978 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona reference 6265 in 14k yellow gold are all in the mix. But you’ll have to read on to see the full selection.
1978 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 6265 In 14k Yellow Gold
With a full 14k yellow gold case, bezel, and bracelet, this watch is truly not for the faint of heart. The contrasting black sub-dials with gilt lettering are a perfect exercise in contrast, especially against the rest of the package. The reference 6265 is set apart from its other Daytona brethren by its full metal calibrated bezel and screw-down pushers. This example is 14k yellow gold (instead of the usual 18k), indicating that it was produced explicitly for the American market. You can read more about this 6265 on our Shop blog, and you cancheck out the listing here.
1960s Heuer Carrera Ref. 3647N
This Carrera is not one to be missed. It features silver printing on the dial (rather than the more common white printing), gorgeous faceted lugs, and a coveted black dial, making this example one of the best that has crossed our desks in a very long time. The 35mm case and bold lugs make this watch perfect for both men and women, and it looks great on nearly any size wrist. Additionally, it houses a vaunted manually-wound Valjoux 92 chronograph movement that still operates smoothly to this day. Take a look here for more details.
1940s Universal Genve Compax Ref. 22498
This is the kind of watch that comes around very rarely, when the stars align and a workhouse movement joins forces with a gorgeous case and an impressively preserved dial. This Universal Genve Compax ref. 22498 dates to 1942/1943, making this a very good-looking senior citizen. The delicate feuille hands and applied golden numerals are the cherry on top of the overall well-balanced dial, which has plenty of breathing room and clear indicators, despite all that it has going on.Don’t let this one pass you by.
The Full Set
But that is not all we have for you this week. Also available is a1960s Sandoz Super Compressor diving watch, a1966 Rolex Datejust ref. 1600 with original papers, a 1972 Longines Conquest monopusher chronograph, a1979 Rolex Datejust ref. 16030 with rare “Buckley” dial, and a1979 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date ref.1500. Head over to the Shop for full specs.