• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 208

    Rolex. A fine and rare 18K pink gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, black dial and bracelet

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, DATEJUST, REF. 6609, CASE NO. 157'576, CIRCA 1956

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    Rolex. A fine and rare 18K pink gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, black dial and bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Datejust, ref. 6609, case no. 157'576, circa 1956
    Cal. 1065 nickel-finished lever movement, 25 jewels, black gloss dial, applied dagger numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, magnified window for date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, revolving bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw down crown, screw back, 18K pink gold Rolex Jubilee bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    Launched in 1956, reference 6609 replaced reference 6202, the "Turn-O-Graph" model, and remained in production until around 1960.

    Easily recognizable by its rotating bezel chased with minute divisions and fine dividing lines, reference 6609 is also known as the "Thunderbird". In one of the first Rolex US catalogues featuring the watch, it is shown with a dial bearing the emblem of the US Air Force flying team The Thunderbirds.

    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.