• Lot 335

    Rolex. A fine 18K pink gold automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and honeycomb dial

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, BIG BUBBLE BACK MODEL, REF. 6099, CASE NO. 740'076, MANUFACTURED IN 1951

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    Rolex. A fine 18K pink gold automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and honeycomb dial
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, big bubble back model, ref. 6099, case no. 740'076, manufactured in 1951
    Cal. A296 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, cream honeycomb dial, applied pink gold baton and Arabic numerals, sweep centre seconds, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, square hour markers to the engine-turned bezel, gilt Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    The present watch is a fine example of the rare reference 6099 model, cased in pink gold and fitted with the much sought after honeycomb dial. It is furthermore preserved in excellent, original overall condition, still retaining a period strap.

    Launched in the early 1950s, reference 6099 was available both in stainless steel and gold and is often referred to as the large bubble back without date. It differs from its peer, reference 6098, by the engine-turned bezel.

    Special Notice

    Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.