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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 95

    Rolex. A very fine and rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet, Rolex Service Centre receipt, blank guarantee, tag and box

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, SUBMARINER, REF. 6205, CASE NO. 85'979, CIRCA 1954

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    Rolex. A very fine and rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet, Rolex Service Centre receipt, blank guarantee, tag and box
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Submariner, ref. 6205, case no. 85'979, circa 1954
    Cal. A260 9 3/4''' automatic movement, 18 jewels, black lacquer dial, luminous baton and dot numerals, luminous gilt Mercedes and sweep centre seconds hands, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw back, screw down crown, stainless steel Rolex Oyster riveted bracelet, clasp stamped 3.56, case, dial and movement signed


    37 mm. diam.; overall bracelet length approx. 195 mm.


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    With Rolex Service Centre Hong Kong receipt dated 11 October 2005 for the replacement of the crystal, Rolex period blank Guarantee, tag, presentation box and outer packaging.

    The present reference 6205 is distinguished by its very appealing original overall condition, still retaining the correct crown, bezel and hands.

    Reference 6205
    One of the rarest and most sought after Submariner models ever produced, reference 6205 was exclusively available in 1954 and 1955 and made in a very small series. Only some models featured the designation “Submariner” on the dial. It is the second so-called “small crown” Submariner after reference 6204, introducing many new improvements, most notably the increased depth resistance of 100 meters, the larger crown (6 mm.) for better handling, black lacquer dial with gilt printing but without the depth rating, luminous dot hour markers, Mercedes hands and a large seconds hand. The bezels featured a silver triangle, without the first 15 minutes, only five minute intervals.

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