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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 89

    Rolex. A fine stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, white honeycomb dial, pink gold numerals and hands, made for the Canadian market

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, PRECISION, EXPLORER, ROTOR, SELF-WINDING, REF. 6150, CASE NO. 931’178, CIRCA 1953

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    Rolex. A fine stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, white honeycomb dial, pink gold numerals and hands, made for the Canadian market
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Precision, Explorer, Rotor, Self-winding, ref. 6150, case no. 931’178, circa 1953
    Cal. 775 automatic movement, 2 jewels, white honeycomb dial, applied pink gold dagger and Arabic numerals, luminous accents, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, screw back, screw down crown, stainless steel expendable Rolex Oyster bracelet, deployant clasp stamped, case, dial and movement signed
    35 mm. diam.; overall bracelet length approx. 185 mm.


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    The first two models to bear the legendary "Explorer" name were references 6150 and 6350, both introduced in 1953 after the successful ascent of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay. Whereas the first was fitted with the "Precision" movement, the latter featured a chronometer version.

    Amongst the most sought after features of early Explorer models are the engine-turned dials, also called honeycomb. One of the ultimate exclusivities are the off-white honeycomb dials which were then reserved for the Canadian market.

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