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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 87

    Rolex. A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and bracelet

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL PRECISION, REF. 6298, CASE NO. 915'337, CIRCA 1952

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    Rolex. A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Precision, ref. 6298, case no. 915'337, circa 1952
    Cal. A.296 automatic movement, silvered dial, applied dagger numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, screw back, screw down crown, Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    37 mm. diam.; overall bracelet length approx. 180 mm.


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    Pre-Lot Text

    The following two lots, 87 and 88, are fine examples of Ref. 6298, an updated version of the Explorer prototype reference 6098, it was launched in the early 1950s, its case comparable to the large size bubble back wristwatches. Early examples featured white or silvered dials, later models were fitted with the typical Explorer-type black dial with Arabic quarters.