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Old 6 October 2020, 01:56 AM   #1
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Every Rolex chronograph reference ever made

Here's my attempt to coherently list every Rolex chronograph reference ever made, categorized, with pics and diameters. If I've missed any models or gotten anything wrong, please let me know!

Monopusher pocket watches:

1223 43.5mm
2226 47mm
3068 48.5mm
6372 43mm



Circular monopusher wristwatches:

2021 39mm
2023 32mm
2303 28mm
2507 30mm
3462 29mm (simplistic seconds-only chrono function, no subdials)



Cushion-case monopusher wristwatches:

1074 32mm
1219 33mm
2022 33mm
2057 32mm



Circular two-button, two-register non-Oysters:

2508 37mm
2705 38mm
2811 32mm
2917 33mm with stepped hooded lugs
2918 33mm with flexible hooded lugs
2920 33mm with flexible lugs
3055 30mm "Piccolino"
3082 32.5mm with flexible lugs
3233 31.5mm "Moneta"
3484 33mm
3834 38mm
3666 35.5mm
3997 36.5mm
4062 36mm with teardrop lugs
4099 35mm with shaped lugs
4100 35mm


Rectangular two-button, two-register non-Oysters:

3529 25mm
3830 30mm
8206 29mm



Two-register Oysters:

3181 29mm "Baby Chronograph"
3481 29mm with engine-turned bezel
3525 35mm (The first Oyster chronograph)
3668 35mm "Monoblocco"
3695 36mm
4500 36mm
6032 37mm
6232 36.5mm



Three-register non-Oysters:

3330 37mm
3335 38mm
3827 33mm
3835 34mm with stepped lugs
4313 37mm with teardrop lugs
9162 36mm with teardrop lugs



Three-register Oysters (pre-Cosmograph):

4048 35.5mm "Barilotto"
4537 36mm
5034 35mm
6034 36mm
6234 36mm
6238 36mm (While the term "Pre-Daytona" gets thrown around a lot for any non-Cosmograph Rolex chrono, to me the 6238 is the only true "Pre-Daytona." The 6238 was the first Rolex chronograph to feature contrasting subdials, although most dials were monochrome. It was made from 1960-1967.)



Dato-compax models (chronographs with triple calendar, known as "Jean-Claude Killy" models)

4767 36mm
4768 35mm
5036 36mm
6036 35mm
6236 36mm



Other/special chronographs:

2737 36mm Regulator chronograph
8237 36mm chronograph with triple calendar and moonphase (the most complicated mechanical Rolex ever)
3346 32mm Centregraph/Zerographe (first Rolex with a rotating bezel, although some were also made with a fixed bezel)
4113 44mm Rattrapante (split-seconds), an estimated 12 made



4-digit Cosmographs/Daytonas (1963-1986, roughly 37.5mm diameter):

6239 1963-1969 (first Cosmograph, first tachymeter bezel. Non-screwdown pushers. 6239's after 1966 have a slightly different case shape)
6240 1965-1969 (first screwdown pushers, only available in steel)
6241 1965-1969 (non-screwdown pushers, same as 6239 but with bakelite bezel)
6262 1969-1970 (non-screwdown pushers)
6263 1971-1988 (screwdown pushers)
6264 1969-1972 (non-screwdown, same as 6262 but with bakelike bezel)
6265 (same as 6263 but with metal bezel)
6269 Mid-1980's (with diamond bezel)
6270 Mid-1980's (with baguette diamond bezel)



5-digit Daytonas (1988-2000, roughly 40mm diameter)

16516 (prototype, only about 5 made)
16518
16519
16520
16523
16528
16559 SACO "Pre-Leopard Daytona"
16568 BR, 16568 EMRO
16588 SAFU
16589 BR, 16589 RUBI, 16589 SAPH
16598 EM
16599 SAPH



6-digit Daytonas (2001+, roughly 40mm diameter)

116500, 116520
116503, 116523
116505
116506
116508, 116528
116509
116515
116518
116519
116568
116576 TBR
116578 SACO
116588 TBR, 116588 SACO, 116588 SARO
116589 BRIL, 116589 RBR, 116589 SACI, 116589 SALV
116595 RBOW
116598 SACO "Leopard Daytona," 116598 RBOW "Rainbow Daytona"
116599 12SA, 116599 4RU, 116599 RBR, 116599 TBR, 116599 RBOW



Unconfirmed references
These are references that are sometimes listed as Rolex chronograph references on the web, but I couldn't find/confirm any of these.

No evidence/pics available whatsoever: 3036, 3635, 4352, 7131, 7132, 8180
Possible typo: 3642 is probably a mislabeled 3462
References that exist but aren't chronographs: 3085, 3333, 3735, 4311, 4332 Note that ref. 4100 is apparently a chronograph and an unrelated Cellini, so I suppose it's possible that some of these references are also ultra-rare early chronograph models.



Acknowledgements:
Thanks to VintageDaytona.com, Bob's Watches, and Collector Square; they were all extremely useful resources.
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Man I would love if they brought back the dato models. They are absolutely beautiful imo.
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What a great resource, thanks for putting in so much work for the rest of us.
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And a slight self-correction: The 116509 debuted at Baselworld 2006, not 2014
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Found a couple more circular two-button, two-register non-Oysters:


2916 33mm with hooded lugs
2919 33mm with half-hooded lugs
2921 33mm


And another monopusher:

2020 39mm
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The Zerographe without the rotating bezel:

3890 32mm
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