The Top Quality Rolex Pre-Daytona Replica Watch is a silver dial Rolex ref. 6238, a chronograph that precedes the mythical (and still in production) exact replica Rolex Daytona watches. It shares many common points with the “Dayto”, including the case and the movement. Main differences are of course the absence of tachymeter scale on the bezel (printed on the dial) and the “albino” look of the dial (no “panda” or “reverse panda” layout). This watch is accompanied by several papers, attesting from its originality:
You have to go through the entire catalog of watches that will be auctioned at Monaco, the 18th of July – which also includes several interesting and rare watches, like this one, this one or this one – to find lot 400, the last one, and being rather surprised. There’s a nice, silver dial, Rolex Pre-Daytona ref. 6238 listed, but on the contrary of all the other items, no estimate is given.
The original invoice from Bucherer, dated from October 23th, 1968, with manuscript mention “This is the watch for James Bond“. The invoice has been made for EON, the company that produces 007 James Bond movies.
A black and white photo, showing Rolex Pre-Daytona Replica Watch (the photo you can see above)
The invoice of Christie’s (when the watch was first sold in 2003 – see item listed here) and a 2008 invoice from the actual owner.
Georges Lazenby Rolex Pre-Daytona Ref. 6238 from James Bond 007 – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
The Rolex Daytona Replica Watch Ref. 6238 from “James Bond 007 – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” Movie was directly ordered by EON Productions to a Bucherer retailer in Switzerland, with a special request concerning the second’s hand, which is here painted in red (normally black). This red hand makes it a very rare, if not unique version – in addition of the pedigree and provenance, of course. It is equipped with Calibre 722 (and not the 72, which was only featured in the first series, before 1965 – the 722 equipped the 6238 from 1965 to the end of production, in 1968).
The pedigree of the watch is very clear: at the end of the shooting, EON Productions decided to sell some of the accessories of the movies to its employees, including wardrobe and this replica Rolex Pre-Daytona Ref. 6238.
However, you have to read the description and the notes to understand that this Ref. 6238 is not just a nice Rolex Replica Watch is a rare and highly interesting watch in itself, but not impossible to find, even in good condition. This watch is in fact unique, as it is well known from Rolex and James Bond aficionados. It is the exact Rolex Pre-Daytona Ref. 6238 that George Lazenby was wearing during the shooting of “James Bond 007 – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. And just like the exact fake Rolex Submariner 5513 from 007 movie “Live and Let Die” we showed you or the recent Christie’s James Bond Spectre Auction, this is very, very cool.