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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 393

    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet and chocolate-brown dial

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, EXPLORER, REF. 6610, CASE NO. 268'679, MANUFACTURED IN 1957

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    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet and chocolate-brown dial
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Explorer, ref. 6610, case no. 268'679, manufactured in 1957
    Cal. 1030 nickel-finished lever movement, 24 jewels, black dial, luminous baton, triangular and Arabic numerals, luminous mercedes hands, sweep centre seconds, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, screw down crown and screw back, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with clasp stamped 1.66, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    With Rolex period presentation box.

    Reference 6610 was launched in 1955 and fitted with calibre 1030 movement as well as the white printed centre seconds hand, typical for Rolex sports watches from the period. One of Rolex's most popular sports watches, the Explorer is easily recognizable by its black dial with the luminous triangle at 12, luminous Arabic numerals for the other three quarters and luminous baton numerals for the remaining hours.

    The present watch stands out by its beautifully aged dial showing a warm, chocolate-brown color from age, the uniform, beige discoloration to the luminous material of numerals and hands, all attractively harmonizing with the gilt printing to signature and outer minute divisions. It is furthermore in very well preserved, original overall condition, retaining a period presentation box and bracelet.

    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.